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John Legend delivers new album “Darkness and Light”

2 Dec

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John Legend has delivered his new album online.

“Darkness and Light” – featuring promotional singles “Love Me Now,” “Penthouse Floor” and “I Know Better” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Love in the Future” delivers songwriting contributions from Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele), Julia Michaels (Selena Gomez), Justin Tranter (Nicole Scherzinger) and Tyler Johnson (Miley Cyrus).

Album producers are Blake Mills (Laura Marling), Greg Kurstin (Sia), John Henry Ryan (Colbie Caillat), Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith), Ludwig Göransson (Childish Gambino) and BloodPop (Lady GaGa).

Listen to “Darkness and Light” in it’s entirety below.

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John Legend liberates new promotional single “I Know Better”

26 Nov

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John Legend has liberated his new promotional single online.

“I Know Better” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written and produced by Legend alongside Blake Mills, who previously teamed up with the artist on hit single, “Love Me Now.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Legend’s fifth studio collection “Darkness and Light” will arrive on December 2 via GOOD Music / Columbia Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Love in the Future” delivers additional alliances with Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Tobias Jesso Jr., John Henry Ryan, Matt Sweeney, Tyler Johnson, and Joel Compass.

Listen to the audio clip for “I Know Better” below.

John Legend enlists Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter for new album “Darkness and Light”

21 Nov

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John Legend has enlisted Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter for his upcoming fifth album, “Darkness and Light,” which will hit stores and digital streaming outlets on December 2 via GOOD Music / Columbia Records.

Michaels and Tranter co-wrote “Love You Anyway” and “What You Do to Me” for Legend alongside Tyler Johnson, Blake Mills and Matt Sweeney, respectively.

The songwriting duo are also responsible for singles performed by Britney Spears (“Slumber Party”), Gwen Stefani (“Make Me Like You”), Justin Bieber (“Sorry”), Selena Gomez (“Hands to Myself”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Run”), Pia Mia (“Touch”) and Nick Jonas (“Close”).

In addition Michaels and Tranter, “Darkness and Light” delivers additional alliances with Greg Kurstin (Sia, Kylie Minogue), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele, Jarryd James) and John Henry Ryan (Colbie Caillat, One Direction).

The keenly awaited project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Love in the Future,” which debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned international hit single “All of Me.”

Meanwhile, Tranter and Michaels have collectively contributed to the next releases by Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Jasmine Thompson, Ella Henderson, Hailee Steinfeld, Zara Larsson, Betty Who, Ellie Goulding, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, and Snakehips.

Watch the music video for “Love Me Now” below.

John Legend reveals new album “Darkness and Light” tracklist

4 Nov

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John Legend has revealed the tracklisting for his upcoming album.

The singer-songwriter – real name John Stephens – will release “Darkness and Light” on December 2 via GOOD Music / Columbia Records.

Lead single “Love Me Now” – which was produced by Blake Mills and John Henry Ryan – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Other musicians backing Legend on “Love and Darkness” are James “Malay” Ho (Sam Smith, Zayn Malik), Greg Kurstin (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson) and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele, Jarryd James).

The follow-up to 2013’s “Love in the Future” reportedly boasts further alliances with Joel Compass, Alex Da Kid, Sean Garrett, Jonathan Rotem, Hayley Warner, Andrew Jackson, Stephan Moccio, Sam Romans, and Maty Noyes.

Peep the tracklisting for “Love and Darkness” below.

(1) I Know Better / (2) Penthouse Floor / (3) Darkness and Light / (4) Overload / (5) Love Me Now / (6) What You Do to Me / (7) Surefire / (8) Right By You (for Luna) / (9) Temporarily Painless / (10) How Can I Blame You / (11) Same Old Story / (12) Marching Into the Dark

John Legend unwraps artwork for new album “Darkness and Light”

3 Nov

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John Legend has unwrapped the artwork for his new album.

The singer/songwriter will release “Darkness and Light” on December 2 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Lead single “Love Me Now” – which was produced by Blake Mills and John Henry Ryan – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Other tracks earmarked for inclusion on “Darkness and Light” are “I Know Better,” “Penthouse Floor” (featuring Chance the Rapper), “That’s How You Do Me,” “Overload” (featuring Miguel), “Surefire” and “Right By You.”

On the production front, Legend has teamed up with Greg Kurstin (Adele), Malay (Sam Smith), Jonathan Rotem (Charlie Puth), RoccStar (Sevyn Streeter), Alex Da Kid (Rihanna) and Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd).

Moreover, the follow-up to 2013’s “Love in the Future” reportedly boasts songwriting alliances with Joel Compass (FKA twigs), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Beyonce), Andrew Jackson (The Chainsmokers), Sam Romans (Alicia Keys) and Hayley Warner (Jessica Simpson).

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Me Now” below.

John Legend confirms new album “Darkness and Light” song titles

25 Oct

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John Legend has confirmed song titles from his upcoming studio collection.

“I Know Better,” “Penthouse Floor” (featuring Chance the Rapper), “That’s How You Do Me,” “Overload” (featuring Miguel), “Surefire” and “Right By You” are slotted for inclusion on Legend’s next album, “Darkness and Light.”

Lead single “Love Me Now” – which was produced by Blake Mills and John Henry Ryan – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Other producers backing Legend on “Love and Darkness” are Greg Kurstin (Adele), Malay (Sam Smith), Jonathan Rotem (Usher), RoccStar (Jennifer Lopez), Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd) and Alex Da Kid (Rihanna).

On the songwriting front, Legend has reportedly teamed up with Joel Compass (FKA twigs), Sean Garrett (Beyonce), Andrew Jackson (The Chainsmokers), Sam Romans (Alicia Keys), and Hayley Warner (Jessica Simpson).

Legend’s last collection, 2013’s “Love in the Future,” debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Who Do We Think We Are,” “All of Me” and “You & I (Nobody in the World).”

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Me Now” below.

John Legend announces new album “Darkness & Light”

7 Oct

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John Legend has announced the details for his upcoming album.

The singer-songwriter christened his fifth studio collection “Darkness & Light” and will release it later this year via Columbia Records.

Lead single “Love Me Now” – which was produced by Blake Mills and John Henry Ryan – is now available for  download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Love in the Future” also features guest appearances from Chance the Rapper, Miguel, American Music Prize-winning sax star Kwasmi Washington, and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes.

On the songwriting and production front, Legend has reportedly enlisted Malay, Joel Compass, Sean Garrett, Jonathan Rotem, Andrew Jackson, Sam Romans, Alex Da Kid, RoccStar, Hayley Warner, and Stephan Moccio.

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Me Now” below.