This weekend saw a number of virtual events take place ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. On Saturday, the first such pre-inauguration event took place and featured Black Pumas performing their 2019 original, “Colors”.
Saturday’s America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America’s Changemakers virtual event hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Darren Criss, Cristela Alonzo, and more treated viewers to performances from the Resistance Revival Choir along with Black Pumas.
Prior to the performance of the song from Black Pumas’ Grammy-nominated album, frontman Eric Burton delivered his own message to Biden and Harris saying that the band is, “Looking forward to a new sense of optimism, unity, and peace for all American people.”
With that, he strummed out the delicate opening guitar phrasings that sound off “Colors”. The song’s vivid imagery of waking up to a new day, taking in all of the vibrant colors of this newfound world, served as the perfect metaphor ahead of the presidential inauguration as millions of Americans place their hope in the new administration.
Watch Black Pumas perform “Colors” during Saturday’s America United event below. The deuo’s performance begins at 1:09:20 hour mark.
“America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America’s Changemakers”
[Video: Joe Biden]
Inauguration Day on Wednesday will see more star-studded events, including a Celebrating America concert with Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, and John Legend, set to perform, as hosted by Tom Hanks.