We Are by the talented New Orleans singer, songwriter, and musician, Jon Batiste, is a moving album. The themes of nostalgia and social justice are reflected through rhythm and blues, jazz, rap, pop, gospel, and soul. The uplifting title song, "We Are" includes the Gospel Soul children and the St. Augustine High School Marching 100 and stretches out over 4 minutes.

I enjoyed listening to the messages and the variety of the music styles and instruments. Besides "We Are" I especially liked "Freedom", and "I Need You".

At the 2022 Grammy Awards We Are won the 2022 Grammy Album of the Year, "Cry" won Best American Roots Song, and "Freedom" won Best Music Video.

Listen to We Are on Hoopla or check out the cd.