"We got to laugh the pain away!" That's CeeLo Green's message in his heartfelt and uplifting new single, "Robin Williams." The somber tune pays homage to Williams and other actors/comedians like John Belushi, Richard Pryor, Chris Farley, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and more.
"We don't know what the next man's going through," CeeLo also sings on the touching and thought-provoking single.
"Each of those people I named were just a few of the artists that have served as comic relief giving me laughter throughout periods of my personal and professional life," CeeLo told Mashable. "Being that I'm cut from that cloth, I realized that comedy is cathartic to both the audience and the author."
"Robin Williams" is the first offering from CeeLo's upcoming album, Heart Blanche, due out this fall.
He adds about the project: "The album is entitled Heart Blanche to imply that this record is a renaissance, and the variety are vital signs of a healthy heart."
In addition to the audio, check out the song's lyric video, which puts the comedy legends' faces in the spotlight via an interactive Google Search experience.