GRAMMY Award-winning and two-time Oscar nominated singer/songwriter/performer Siedah Garrett, best known for co-writing “Man In The Mirror” for Michael Jackson, joins forces with GRAMMY and Oscar-winning rapper Common. Their talents have come together for her new, inspirational single, “G.H.E.T.T.O.” The meaning behind the song is beyond beautiful as well as uplifting. Ladies and gentlemen 2017’s anthem is officially here!
Man in the Mirror Writer Siedah Garrett Releases New Single G.H.E.T.T.O. (feat. Common)
“G.H.E.T.T.O.” stands for “Greatness Happens Even Though There’s Oppression.” It is a motivational anthem and an affirmation for anyone who may not have been born into the most supportive community or environment. Siedah Garrett is someone who has experienced this scenario firsthand. Nevertheless, it is that very backdrop that she is courageously tapping into in order to upbuild others. She says,
“I was inspired to write this song to help change the perception of those who believe their circumstances determine what they can achieve in their lives. How high they will climb or how successful they will be.
I came from a broken home. I was raised by my grandparents in Compton, California, and I’ve done pretty well. [All] in spite of my humble, impoverished beginnings. And as the song says, ‘It don’t matter where you come from, it’s where you end up!”
Siedah Garrett Releases New Single G.H.E.T.T.O.
Siedah solicited the support of her friend and fellow artist, GRAMMY and Oscar-winning rapper/actor/philanthropist, Common. Her goal? For the two talents to collaborate together on her song. It was an offer Common felt inspired to accept. He explains,
“It is an honor and gift to create with Siedah. She is one of the most important songwriters in the world! The song “G.H.E.T.T.O.” is for sure in alignment with what I want to put out in the world.”
In addition to “G.H.E.T.T.O.”, Siedah is spending her time collaborating with contemporary artists. These include Aloe Blacc and new artists like Spencer Ludwig. Also, more established artists like Earth Wind & Fire member Ralph Johnson.
Furthermore, Garrett continues to write new songs to help raise funds for charities. A passion she never stops enjoying. Plus, she is a highly sought after writer for film, television as well as video games.
“G.H.E.T.T.O.” is the first of several motivational, message-driven singles Siedah plans to release in 2017.
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