Whitney Houston once said, “I believe the children are our future,” on her 1985 cover of George Benson’s “The Greatest Love of All.” Thirteen-year-old singer/activist Keedron Bryant is using his gift of voice to help bring change on his debut EP, I Just Wanna Live.
Named after his stirring song that became the soundtrack for the Black Lives Matter movement, I Just Wanna Live is a 28-minute dose of positivity that should offer a sense of healing to the world.
“I really want my music to uplift people and just bring positive vibes and hope to whoever’s listening to it,” Bryant told New York Post. “I wanna represent God, and I wanna represent my family and what I stand for…just a lot of positive, powerful messages that I want to get out.”
Blending elements of R&B with gospel, the EP features production contributions from Harmony Samuels, Charles Jenkins and Aaron Lindsay. As for features, in addition to his family (“Kings and Queens”), Bryant enlisted Andra Day, Lucky Daye and IDK for an all-star rendition of “I Just Wanna Live.”
Listen to Keedron Bryant’s I Just Wanna Live EP below.