The last time that John Legend put out an album was Darkness And Light in 2016 but back in April, he put out a song called ‘Bigger Love‘, the title track to his next body of work. Shortly afterwards he announced the release date, then the cover art and the track list.
Tonight, the album is finally out. It features guest appearances from Gary Clark Jr., Jhene Aiko, Koffee, Rapsody and Camper. Next week on Thursday, John is holding a live virtual concert experience where he’ll perform the LP. Of course, tomorrow night is the Verzuz battle with Alicia Keys too.
“During these painful times, some of us may wonder if it’s ok to laugh or dance or be romantic,” Legend says. “Lately, the images of black people in the media have been showing us with knees on our necks, in mourning, or expressing our collective outrage. We feel all those emotions. But It’s important for us to continue to show the world the fullness of what it is to be black and human. Through our art, we are able to do that. This album is a celebration of love, joy, sensuality, hope, and resilience, the things that make our culture so beautiful and influential.”
Stream the album below, which is executive produced by Raphael Saadiq.