John Legend – “Woke Up This Morning” | Music Video

Grammy award winner John Legend was one of several contemporary artists to feature on the soundtrack for the documentary film Soundtrack For A Revolution.

The film – executive produced by Donald Glover takes a look at how music played a role in the civil rights movement and the plight of young African American activists. The album features contemporary artists such as Joss Stone and The Roots reworking the original songs.

John Legend has recently released the moving visuals to an already poignant song, with the visuals switching to footage of Legend playing the piano to raw, old footage of the Civil Rights Movement, focusing on Martin Luther King Jr. and Bob Kennedy.