If you’re looking for some early adolescent nostalgia, look no further; Ne-Yo is dropping new music. The “Miss Independent” singer, everyone’s designated middle school crush, is back with a new single, his feature on a single pushing a new initiative for hope, and his activism are currently giving us everything we didn’t know we needed.
“U 2 Luv”
Ne-Yo’s new single, “U 2 Luv”, featuring Jeremih, and two remixes of the single additionally featuring Queen Najia and Lil Durk, are out on all streaming platforms now.
The single, which dropped October 23, is serving late ’90s R ‘n B vibes, perfect for a lowkey night in. The remix of “U 2 Luv” featuring Queen Najia and Lil Durk has a similar sound, but with a little more rap. This remix is a little saucier than the original. The “U 2 Luv” Shift K3Y remix is a much more upbeat, hip-hop sound, similar to a dance mix.
All three versions of the song are classic Ne-Yo and are true to his music and style thus far in his career thus far. You can listen to Ne-Yo’s latest single, “U 2 Luv”, here:
Ne-Yo is also featured on a new single, “CHANGE”, which he co-wrote. Ne-Yo is featured on the track alongside other artists such as Common, Gary Clark Jr., and Jermaine Dupri.
“CHANGE” was written to inspire others during the distressing, difficult times we are currently facing amidst the COVD-19 pandemic and the United States 2020 election. It is meant to bring hope and strength, something we could all use right now. “CHANGE” is a power ballad and an anthem for the rest of 2020.
You can listen to “CHANGE” here:
Activism for Black Lives
Ne-Yo has recently been featured on “Shop Talk: Black Men Lead”, a virtual roundtable part of the Biden-Harris campaign. “Shop Talk” highlights racial injustice black communities face every day, particularly focusing on black men.
Ne-Yo is also fighting to bring diversity and change to the technology industry. Ne-Yo sits on the Board of Trustees at the Holberton School, which is a software engineering school dedicated to fixing the lack in diversity amongst those working in or studying technology.
Ne-Yo also performed at George Floyd’s funeral in Houston this summer and gave a touching testament to his life.