Stevie Wonder released two new songs on Tuesday and also announced during a press conference that he is leaving Motown Records, with whom he signed as a recording artist nearly 60 years ago when he was just 11-year old.
Both songs are out through Wonder’s new label, What The Fuss Records, distributed through Universal Music Group’s Republic Records.
“Can’t Put It In The Hands Of Fate,” one of the new songs, features Rapsody, Cordae, Chika, and Busta Rhymes. The other song, “Where Is Our Love Song,” features Gary Clark Jr.
All proceeds from “Where Is Our Love Song” will benefit Feeding America, Wonder said.
He explained that “Can’t Put It In the Hands of Fate” was a song originally about a relationship, but then he updated the lyrics after “thinking about where we (are) in the world and thinking about how this is the most crucial time.”
“Change is right now. We can’t put it into the hands of fate. Ain’t nobody got time to wait,” he said. “We can’t put it the hands of fate finding a cure for this dreadful virus. We got to get on our knees and pray or whatever you do.”
The legend also announced during the conference that he “was blessed with a new kidney” last December.
“I feel great. My voice feels great. I feel like I’m about 40 right now and I just thank everyone for the prayers and the love,” Wonder added.