Lionel Richie has been sheltering-in-place like many of us lately, and also has been thinking about the state of the world, “I must admit, every once in a while, God has to do something to get us back on track,” the singer says.
He also says that we live in such divisive times, “We were back to there are ‘those people’ and ‘those people.’ If you find yourself saying ‘those people’ then you are not thinking properly.”
All of this, coupled with the 35th anniversary of “We Are the World” has Richie wanting to re-record it. ”Two weeks ago, we said we didn’t want to do too much [about the song] because this is not the time to sell an anniversary. But the message is so clear.”
He says that he thought about writing a new song, “But every time I try and write another message, I write those same words,” he says.