Monday, June 17, 2024

Now We Know What Jon Batiste Did on His Summer Break from Leading Stephen Colbert’s Band


Now we know what Grammy winner Jon Batiste did on his summer break from band leading Stephen Colbert’s talk show.

Batiste announced at the start of the summer he’d be back on Colbert after Labor Day. Seriously, his absence has a lot to do with his wife’s illness.

But one thing Batiste has done is create a new single with Oscar winner Diane Warren and singing group Pentatonix. It’s called “Sweet.” The song, written by Warren, is included in her terrific album “The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1” from last winter, but now it’s being released as a single. Warren flew into New York in late June to film a video with Batiste. In the meantime, they’ve made a lyric video.

“Sweet” is an earwig, meaning it’s a very catchy number. Once you hear it a couple of times, it’s going to be stuck in your head! (PS Unlike Beyonce’s songs, it’s all new and not sampled from anything.)

Lyric video below followed by an outtake of the coming live video from Warren’s Instagram:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News