Musician Andre Cymone, best known for his top 10 '80s hit "The Dance Electric," serving as bass player in Prince's early years, producing his then-wife Jody Watley's "Looking for a New Love" and "Real Love" and projects with artists from Tom Jones to Adam Ant, is back in the studio creating music and sharing his American dream.
After 25 years, the Minneapolis native returns with a new track titled "America," and all proceeds from the song are being donated to the Obama 2012 campaign. During a recent conversation with Cymone, he emphasized the need for us all to implement the talents we have for the causes we believe in, "Get creative with it." I asked Andre what ignited his return to songwriting and immediately the passion for his purpose was unmistakable -- this place in history and his children.
Being a self-proclaimed "news junkie," Cymone explains that his family has always been very politically involved and it was a natural progression to step into the political ring, musically speaking, during such an imperative time in history. Cymone, intense with sincerity, expressed, "President Obama being reelected, it just has to happen. The future of our country is on the line, we can't go back now."
His "My American Dreams" project gives you a chance to share your American dream. The project has caught the attention of both President Obama and Al Sharpton.
Encouraging all artists and fellow Americans to use their creative talents to express their voice and elicit change, Cymone sets a precedent hoping to encourage others not only to vote but to take an active part in creating the future.
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