Jaden Thompson Andra Day has moved Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium and millions of viewers around the world with a touching rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at Super Bowl LVIII.
Also known as the Black national anthem, Day delivered an emotional iteration of the timeless song in the midst of Black History Month.
The hymn, originally penned by James Weldon Johnson with music by his brother John Rosamund Johnson, reflects on the ongoing struggle for racial equality and imagines a liberated future for Black Americans. .@AndraDayMusic performs Lift Every Voice and Sing before #SBLVIII!
pic.twitter.com/gNRZ9XyibV Dressed in a gray coat with matching pants and heels, Day took center field and imbued the powerful lyrics with her own personal flair, flanked by six backup singers. “Facing the rising sun of our new day begun/Let us march on ’til victory is won,” she sang, showing off her vocal range.Read more on variety.com