John Legend has just released his new album, Bigger Love, featuring Jhené Aiko, Koffee & many more talents. Legend’s seventh studio album also arrives today on Juneteenth as well. The American holiday celebrating the day slaves in Galveston, Texas were told they were free. His last studio album was his 2018 Christmas themed project A Legendary Christmas.
Legend shared that the full-length album was created before the corona virus pandemic. And most recently, the series of police killings that have sparked widespread protests across the nation.”This project has been a labor of love for me. Something I’ve spent over a year conceiving and creating,” Legend wrote in his Instagram caption revealing the album cover and track list. ”I poured my heart and soul into these songs and collaborated with some incredibly gifted co-writers, producers and musicians.”
“This album is a celebration of love, joy, sensuality, hope, and resilience, the things that make our culture so beautiful and influential,” Legend says. “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.”