Considering Chicago's current state of ceaseless warfare filling the streets, Chance the Rapper is exactly what the city needs right now. Although weekly headlines highlight the dozens of people injured or killed by gunfire, Chance seems thirsty to fight back with his music, delivering a message that falls far from fellow Chicagoan Chief Keef's repertoire. His latest release, "Wonderful Everyday," reinterprets the theme song for the '90s children's series, Arthur, which was originally written and performed by Christopher Cross.
He's recruited a number of collaborators on the sunny track, including Wyclef Jean, Jessie Ware, Francis and the Lights and Elle Varner, who riff over Chance chanting "Everyday, it could be wonderful." After a long, cathartic buildup, "Wonderful Everyday" finds its groove as Chance wails Cross' nostalgic lyrics. "Open up your eyes, open up your ears, get together and make things better by working together," sings Chance, who's become an activist for peace on the streets in his hometown. Check out the track above.