‘The Rise of August Alsina’: Singer Drops New Song, Trailer for Autobiographical Documentary

From health issues to money woes and family troubles, August Alsina‘s life challenges have been quite well-documented over the years.  Yet, despite the hardships, the 27-year-old vows to persevere – a declaration the ‘Testimony’ singer made plain in his motivational new single, ‘Today.’

“I’m gon’ work like they gon’ put me in the ground today / I ain’t certain they won’t put me in the ground today,” sings Alsina. “Still goin’ hard everyday, tryin’ to overcome, that’s real / Still speaking from the heart, tryin’ to give the people something they could feel.”

The empowering anthem was accompanied by the release of the trailer for ‘The Rise of August Alsina:  stateofEMERGEncy.’  An autobiographical documentary, the film will chronicle the performer’s rise from the hard streets of New Orleans to the top of R&B charts and every obstacle he faced before, during, and since.

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While it’s yet to be confirmed what parent project the song is tied to, rumor has it longtime fans can expect a full body of work from Alsina by spring 2020.  The effort will be his first studio album since 2015’s ‘This Thing Called Life.’

In other August news, look below to see the trailer for his forthcoming documentary.  As of time reported, the film does not have an official release date.