The celebrity endorsements are steadily pouring in for President Barack Obama’s re-election. Earlier this week, Katy Perry performed at a rally for the POTUS in the battleground state of Nevada. On Friday (October 26), Ne-Yo, along with Herbie Hancock, Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Delta Rae and Natasha Bedingfield, released a music video called “Forward,” as part of the Forward Song Project, a “100 percent grassroots effort.”
According to the site, the project represents the best of what American democracy is all about: people voluntarily coming together and lending their time, talents, services and support behind a cause they truly feel passionate about.
The black and white video runs for four minutes. It begins with a shot of Obama with his words playing in the background: “I have never been more hopeful about America”
For the song’s chorus, writers Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Fred Goldring and Nick Lashley kept it simple: “Forward, we need to make our way/ Forward, each and every day/ Forward, you need to vote and say, ’Keep us moving forward.’ ”
The video ends with a crowd cheering “Obama” and a one-word message in red letters: VOTE.
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