The singer confessed that today his album feels different motivated by the health challenges and racial struggle that the world faces.
John Legend completed the recording of his seventh studio album titled "Bigger Love" in February. However he has waited to make the launch due to global complications regarding the health issue.
The singer has confessed that currently his album has a different meaning than it had when the recording ended. He explained that he feels different now given the circumstances that are being lived, and he pointed out that his duty as an artist is to "elevate people" so that they can combat the difficulties of life.
"This album is more focused on joy, love, hope and optimism (...) I think my last album was kind of an album about being worried about being worried and I definitely feel both. I feel like the world needs some joy, "he said.
Regarding the actions that have been carried out in favor of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, Legend remarked:
"I am inspired to see such large crowds on the streets: multiracial congregations that stand up and say 'Black Lives Matter' and oppose racism (...) I think it is a beautiful thing, and I think we will see the change from that".
Regarding his new album, the singer explained:
"I think the album is better with the feminine energy (...) All the female lead vocalists are women on this album, and it enhances the album. I'm a fan of the work of these three ladies."
He also affirms that his new study project is "edifying" and a total "celebration of black music". "I'm glad I made a constructive album: an album full of love and joy. (It is) a celebration of black music," he explained.
The album is scheduled for release on June 19, the date on which he will face Alicia Keys in the "Juneteenth".