John Legend previously revealed that his highly anticipated studio album titled ‘Bigger Love’ will be arriving June 19th via Columbia Records on major streaming platforms.
The multitalented singer/songwriter has shared the tracklist as well as the artwork to the project. The 16 tracks project which is produced by Raphael Saadiq has guest appearances from Gary Clark Jr., Jhene Aiko, Koffee, Rapsody and Campter.
“This song is a celebration of love, resilience and hope,” says Legend about ‘Bigger Love’. “I wrote it last year, before any of us could have imagined what 2020 would become. The message of the song is that love can help carry us through these dark times and music can bring us joy and inspiration. I hope it brings some light to people’s day and maybe inspires a dance break!.” He wrote back in May when he released the title track.
“All of these songs were created prior to the world being rocked by a pandemic, prior to the latest police killings in the U.S. that sent so many to the streets in protest. During these painful times, some of us may wonder if it’s ok to laugh or dance or be romantic. 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.
I’m under no illusion that music can save the world or solve the world’s problems, but I’ve always turned to music to help me through tough times and I know many of you have done the same. That’s why I couldn’t wait to release this album to the world. I debuted in 2004 with an album called Get Lifted. And now, as we enter the summer of 2020, I hope this new album can get you lifted again, fill your hearts with love and inspiration, give you something to dance to, something to hold hands to, something to make love to. A week from today, on June 19, I invite you to experience a #BiggerLove.“ He wrote on Instagram.
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