Stevie Wonder: ‘Justin Bieber’ song to be performed at the White House
With the release of their fifth studio album, the Grateful Dead announced their first-ever concert at the U.S. Capitol on May 6.
With the band in full swing for the concert, CBC News sat down with some of the band’s most memorable members to find out what their favourite song is, why they’re so excited for it, and what the future holds for their new album.
Stevie Wonder has had a lot of influence on us.
What makes a song really special?
Stevies most famous song, “Justin” (1975), has become a huge hit in the pop and rock music genre, with artists including the Rolling Stones, Madonna and the Rolling Thunder, as well as Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and many more, performing it live at concerts across the world.
But it’s not just the Beatles who are fond of it, as Stevie’s signature guitar riffs and piano melodies have been used by many artists over the years.
How does a song feel when it’s performed live?
The best part of StevieWonder is that it can be played live with just the band.
They can play with a small group, a few friends or even a band of five or ten.
They love playing live.
When you play a song live, how do you think it plays on your mind?
It’s the same when you’re listening to a Stevie song.
You have to hear it live and think about it.
What’s going through your head when you hear it?
You think about how you’re playing it, what you’re trying to do.
It’s just about having fun with it and having fun.
How do you feel when you see the lyrics on the CD?
You see it as the song is playing, so you’re going to want to be able to sing along to it, because it’s going to make you feel like you’re on stage.
It has to be catchy, and it has to have some fun.
What is it about Stevie that makes it the ultimate Stevie tune?
It’s so easy to sing.
You can do it in your head.
When you sing it, it’s so natural.
It doesn’t matter what instrument you’re singing with, it just has to sound good.
What makes a Stevies song so special?
If you want to have a Stevys favourite song, go ahead and ask him.
He will probably have a song he likes, and then you can ask him to tell you more about it and what he loves about it, which is his own personal way of expressing his feelings.
I know you don’t have a specific favorite song, but what is it you like to listen to?
When I first got into Stevie, I would listen to everything.
I would be listening to Stevie and Stevie would be doing a song.
They’d be in the studio together and then they’d be playing together.
I was like, ‘This is the best band.’
I listened to Stevies album a lot.
When I got into the band, I went to my friend and I would sit with him and I’d listen to his music.
I’ve been listening to every song he’s ever written.
I like the whole thing, from his solo to his solo.
What do you like about him?
He’s a great guy.
I really like how he goes about his business.
I think that’s the best thing about him.
I always find that people who know him, who have worked with him, that they’re always amazed when he gets to play.
He can go and play for 10 hours and then when he’s finished, he’s going back to work.
I’m always surprised when I see him playing because I never knew that he had that kind of energy.
How does he keep his mind sharp?
It all comes down to being in the moment.
You need to be in your moment.
He doesn’t like to sit around, because he doesn’t have time to sit.
He goes to work and he comes home and he goes to his wife, who works all the time, and she’s just sitting there doing nothing.
He’ll be doing something else.
It really doesn’t work for him, because then he’ll just sit around and not be able keep his brain sharp.
How has he maintained his focus in his life?
When he was younger, he was always working.
He would be at the studio, and he would work with other people.
He always had his own way of doing things.
I never felt like he was working hard, he never worked hard.
I guess he was in a different place at the time.
I used to think, ‘Oh, Stevie is working hard.’
He’s not working hard.
He’s doing what he does.
He gets paid.
When people say he’s in a slump, I don