Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment - Wonderful Everyday (Arthur theme)
Most fans of Chance The Rapper know that he’s been performing the theme song to the children’s show Arthur during live shows for a little while now. I had seen some low-quality phone videos of it (because there is literally nothing unappealing about the previous sentence) but I wasn’t quite ready for just how powerful it ended up being when I saw him at Governors Ball. It’s a song that translates surprisingly well from a television show aimed at a younger audience - it’s surprisingly universal in its message. As soon as that first note started playing, the entire crowd erupted; Chance is the type of figure that inspires a little fervency from his fans, and it seemed like most of the crowd had been waiting for it. It was a highlight of a set that was a highlight of the entire festival, and now there’s a beautifully textured and rich recorded version for everyone to enjoy with additional vocals by Jessie Ware, Wyclef Jean, and others.
What a wonderful kind of day, indeed.