@ColinTilley RT @pinchie_paul: Mr. Happy was weird 36 min 32 sec ago
@ColinTilley RT @teiliofa: Mr happy is some deep shit 1 day 17 hours ago
@taylorswift13 Happy Birthday, @jackantonoff! May you always keep your youthful enthusiasm showcased in this photo. http://t.co/H2crGtgFxE 1 day 11 hours ago
@Videostatic Adult Swim presents Dan Deacon "When I Was Done Dying" http://t.co/kq3aKSLxKN 11 hours 52 min ago
@ColinTilley RT @josephmacas: Watch 'Mr. Happy,' a New VICE Short Starring Chance the Rapper. This still mind fucks me every time I watch it. http:/… 1 day 17 hours ago
@JosephKahn MAD MEN ending spoiler: Don Draper jumps out of a window and turns into a shadow motion graphic avatar. FIN. 14 hours 11 min ago
@iamdiddy RT @snedeker622: Check out Puff Daddy on #Dips! The internet's shortest videos. http://t.co/LKc5uOOqme 16 hours 1 min ago
@ColinTilley RT @EmilioTooRaw: Sitting here watching Mr. Happy thinking to myself true love is the solution to everything and then BAM that ending smh 1 day 17 hours ago
@questlove lol @brianepps not even, asked a cop 1ce after 2 stops in one night, he told me "looks like u stole college student car 11 hours 35 min ago
@Videostatic Eaves "Pylons" (SCRATCH, dir.) http://t.co/bHCwROIX70 1 day 19 hours ago
@ColinTilley RT @_99er_: mr.happy is a really good short film 1 day 17 hours ago
@JosephKahn No one names their girl Thursday or November. 13 hours 13 min ago
@ColinTilley RT @Orangmalaya_: Vice short starring chance the rapper. Watch it like this is serious. "MR HAPPY" http://t.co/wDPgPGty9k 32 min 32 sec ago
@JosephKahn #TBT Lazy director directs helicopter shot from bed in Vegas suite. https://t.co/R64whhB46W 2 hours 53 min ago
@ColinTilley RT @flywithdonuts: EVERYONE WATCH MR HAPPY ITS SO GOOD 1 day 17 hours ago
@ColinTilley RT @_thejam_: if yall have some time; watch Mr.Happy...chance the rapper is in it....got me man SMH 34 min 25 sec ago
@keithscho RT @thatthere: Just finished my spec AMERICAN 'MERICANS OF AMERICA, which will be filming this spring in Vancouver. 1 day 8 hours ago
@jus10p So many instagram photographers & models these days. @ La Jolla Cove https://t.co/APODreuIIN 12 hours 5 min ago
@Videostatic An Interactive Look at Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti Building http://t.co/KVrPfDaiuV 1 day 12 hours ago


FORWARD is a new song performed by Ne-Yo and Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik, with Herbie Hancock, Delta Rae and Natasha Bedingfield. FORWARD is also the Obama campaign slogan and this video is certianly in the same mode as "Yes, We Can," incorporating the President's voice and image, and co-written by Fred Goldring, who executive produced that award-winning video.

Fred Goldring, exec. producer:  "Frankly, trying to produce another song and video was not something I had ever seriously considered since last time we had created something unique and historical. And whatever we tried now would inevitably be compared to "Yes We Can" and the enormous impact it had had.

But I was getting really nervous about this election, sensing a palpable and growing discouragement and worrisome apathy among even previously strong supporters of the president. People were becoming disillusioned from the constant barrage of negativity and mudslinging, and the incredible enthusiasm of 2008 was dormant and diffused. The bar had been set so unrealistically and impossibly high, that there was an unfair focus on what hadn't been achieved by the president in his first term, rather than the significant gains that had been made in the face of unyielding obstinance from the right. It was also evident that the campaign slogan "Forward" was everywhere you turned, but I did not feel it was connecting with people on any visceral level." — read more via HuffingtonPost

The video itself also involved contributions from many directors and producers, capturing footage of people coming together and moving FORWARD. See the credits below for all the names.

The song is free, although you can also buy at iTunes with proceeds going to Ne-Yo's Compound Foundation and to Arts Education programs focused on turning around arts and music based programs in public schools.

--> watch "Forward"

Ne-Yo, Johnny Rzeznik, Herbie Hancock, Delta Rae, Natasha Bedingfield
Fred Goldring, Gregg Alexander, Graham Henman, Kerri Kleiner, exec. producers | John Malina, Chris Spanos, Alexandra Chamberlain, producers | Graham Henman, Michael Karbelnikoff, Paul Schneider, PR Brown, Simon Thirlaway, Martin De Thurah, Daniel Hall, directors/cameramen | Jeremy Rall, Nick Spanos, Evan  Urman, Robert Staley, Marcus Herring, Cheryl Dunn, Paul Beauchemin, Colin Davis, cameramen | Paul Schneider, Jeremy Rall, Evan Urman, Graham Henman, editors 

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