Nearly a year after undergoing a kidney transplant, Stevie Wonder says he now feels “great.”
Wonder, 70, held a virtual news conference Tuesday and announced he has left Motown after decades with the label to launch his own imprint.
During the event, the music legend also gave reporters an update on his health following his kidney transplant in December 2019.
“I feel great, my voice feels great. I tell my daughter Aisha, ‘I’m going to be five years younger than you,’” he said, according to The Guardian.
The 25-time Grammy winner also told reporters his new label, What the Fuss Records, is part of Republic Records and keeps him in the Universal Music Group family.
Additionally, Wonder announced he’s released two new tracks — “Where Is Our Love Song” with Gary Clark Jr on guitar, and “Can’t Put It In the Hands of Fate” featuring Busta Rhymes, Rapsody, Cordae and Chika.
“Where Is Our Love Song” centers on hope and lifting up all people. Among the lyrics, “desperately needed words of hope … Not the kind of hope that leaves some of us behind / But the kind of hope that lifts up all humankind.”
All of the proceeds from the track will go to Feeding America to provide food assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are in a place we’ve never been in before, so if I can do anything to use the gift of song to help to feed people, to show my love … it is my joy,” Wonder said.
Listen to “Where Is Our Love Song” below.