Keith’s DJ Pick this week is “Brighter Day” by Michael Franti & Spearhead! This track encompasses the mindset that Franti promotes with his day to day life. Fans know him for his inspiring music, worldwide philanthropic efforts, and the power of optimism. “Brighter Day” is a call to action for listeners. In fact, it is described as “an anthemic call to endure life’s hardships, to find resolve and strength in those around you and stick around for brighter days ahead”.
“Brighter Day” is the latest single from upcoming album Follow Your Heart, set for release June 3rd. It follows the release of the lead single, “Good Day for a Good Day”. That track is a Top 25 AAA hit, and you may have heard it here on Lightning 100 before! About the album, Franti states, “One thing I learned these last couple of years is that people need people. I wrote many songs about connection, resilience and finding the light, even in the midst of all the crazy. Somewhere in there we find resilience, and I hope Follow Your Heart gives fans the courage to continue looking for and holding onto that perseverance.”
In celebration of the upcoming album, Michael Franti & Spearhead will embark on a tour. The Follow Your Heart tour begins on May 13th, and will take Franti around the world. You can watch the music video for “Brighter Day” here: