Today, the O’Jays released The Last Word, the group’s final studio album and their first in almost 20 years, taking on the Trump administration and social injustice with a message of love and happiness.
The 9-track album shows that the multi-platinum selling Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Eddie Levert Sr., Water Williams Sr., and Eric Nolan Grant have not lost a beat, emoting the same hunger and vocal craftsmanship they have become known for while delivering socially conscious music that makes you think while you dance.
Produced by the Grammy nominated producers Steve Greenberg, Mike Mangini and R&B legend Betty Wright, along with the songwriter and rock/pop mastermind Sam Hollander, the album includes standout tracks such as “Enjoy Yourself,” penned by Bruno Mars and Patrick Monahan, or the pre-released “Above the Law.”
OnThe Last Word, The O’Jays share their perspective on the state of the country as well as the world, offering some words of wisdom for the next generation before exiting the stage.
“I look at what is going on in the world and not much seems to have changed from when we first started doing this,” said Eddie Levert. “We are still dealing with the same issues. On this album we addressed those issues as well as the intolerance we see coming out of the Trump Administration on a daily basis. We also offer a solution. That solution is to combat hatred with love and acceptance.”
In celebration of the release, the group will be performing a special show at the Apollo Theater on April 26th. Tickets can be purchased here.
Buy/Stream The Last Word: https://themightyojays.ffm.to/thelastword
Available on all platforms now.