It’s been a tough couple of months for everyone, and here’s John Legend reminding you to still look at and celebrate the good stuff.

 

Multi-platinum artist John Legend released his latest and seventh studio album ‘Bigger Love‘ today, June 19– just in time when we needed his music the most. It features 16 soulful, R&B-laden, and pop-influenced tracks, as well as guest spots and collaborations with Gary Clark Jr., Jhene Aiko, Koffee, Rapsody, and Camper.

 

John Legend to spread ‘Bigger Love’

 

 

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I’m so excited to introduce my new album #BiggerLove to the world. Here’s the album cover painted by brilliant artist @charlylpalmer. Swipe for the track list, including my amazing featured guests. This project has been a labor of love for me, something I’ve spent over a year conceiving and creating. I poured my heart and soul into these songs and collaborated with some incredibly gifted co-writers, producers and musicians. The songs are inspired by the loves of my life: my wife, my family and the rich tradition of black music that has made me the artist I am. 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.

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The multi-awarded pop balladeer took to Instagram on June 13 to announce his upcoming music, revealing that Bigger Love was written and produced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter protests happening around the world.

 

“It’s important for us to continue to show the world the fullness of what it is to be black and human,” John Legend shares.

 

“Through our art, we are able to do that. 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.”

 

He reveals that his album is a “celebration of love, joy, sensuality, hope, and resilience” and that he dedicates his songs to his wife, his family, and the rich tradition of black music that has helped shaped him.

 

“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,” says John Legend.

 

You can check out and stream ‘Bigger Love’ below! Also, for more information about the album, you can visit www.johnlegend.com.

 

 

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