Among his other idiosyncrasies, Chicago-based hip-hop star Chance the Rapper is a big fan of the long-running PBS kids show 'Arthur.' As noted by Consequence of Sound, Chance is such an 'Arthur' fan, he performed the show’s deliriously positive theme song, “Believe in Yourself” during his headlining appearance at the 2014 edition of Lollapalooza. He’s also a rousing all-star cover of the track featuring vocals from Wyclef Jean and Jessie Ware.
Proving that his love for the anthropomorphic aardvark hasn’t diminished in 2017, Chance has recently teamed with the stars of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for another heartwarming rendition of “Believe in Yourself.” In addition to a non-singing appearance from Mr. Colbert, the new cover also features contributions by Late Show bandleader Jon Baptiste and the song’s creator, Ziggy Marley. Given the funk that has settled over the country in recent months, everyone in America could benefit from watching this 3:21 burst of pure optimism and joy.