CeeLo Green is just like us: he misses Robin Williams so much! He dropped the first single off his upcoming album on July 17, and it’s a tribute to the late, great ‘Robin Williams.’ It’s so beautiful. Listen to it here!
It was a terrible shock when Robin Williams took his own life at the age of 63 in August 2014. And almost a year after his death, CeeLo Green, 40, is still mourning; he dropped the first single off his upcoming album, Heart Blanche, on July 17, and it’s a touching tribute to the late comedian. Take a listen to “Robin Williams” here.
CeeLo’s song is dedicated to the greatness of Robin, a gifted comedian who made the whole world smile. His death profoundly affected so many people, CeeLo included. But what CeeLo also sings about is something important: how you don’t know what people are going through in their own lives, even if they seem so happy. Excuse us while we grab some tissues.
It’s a catchy song with a purpose! CeeLo sings, “We don’t know, what the next man’s going through / Wish I could say it in a plainer way / I said, we don’t know, life reminds me of Robin Williams / We’ve got to laugh the pain away.”
What a powerful statement. We have to laugh through the pain in life and keep holding on. We have to remember Robin as he was, and not by his tragic death. So inspiring! CeeLo also gave a shout out to other funny men who were taken from us far too soon: Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Belushi and Richard Pryor.
“Robin Williams” is CeeLo’s first new song in more than two years. After 2010’s amazing The Ladykiller, we’re so excited to find out what else is on his new album, Heart Blanche! Is anything else going to make us want to cry and dance at the same time?
HollywoodLifers, what did you think about CeeLo’s tribute to Robin Williams? Are you excited for his new album? Tell us in the comments and be sure to take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson