Kendrick Lamar Reveals His Favourite Song on 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers'
He also shared a powerful message about women's rights
Published Jun 28, 2022Kendrick Lamar completely skipped the usual promotional cycle surrounding his new album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Now that he's on the road, he's finally sharing some of his thoughts on the album — including which of the 18 tracks is his favourite.
Lamar headlined the UK's Glastonbury festival over the weekend, and he ended the set with "Savior." He introduced the song by saying, "This next record I want to perform is my favourite record off that album. It's the reason — the true reason, the true meaning — of imperfection. And that's beautiful. No matter what you're going through, imperfection is beautiful."
He also shed some light on the overall theme of the album, saying, "We make sure we're blessed to give y'all some shit you can feel, and that's the real reason why I wrote Mr. Morale — because everybody's going through something." Those words, "Everybody's going through something," echo what Lamar says in the intro to album opener "United in Grief."
Wearing a crown of thorns, Kendrick's forehead began to pour with (presumably fake) blood throughout the course of "Savior," covering his face and white shirt in blood. At the end of the song, he chanted a line presumably in reference to the striking down of Roe v. Wade: "They judged you, they judged Christ / Godspeed for women's rights."
Watch Lamar's performance of "Savior" below, as well as his version of "HUMBLE."
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers recently topped Exclaim!'s list of the best albums of 2022 so far.