JOHN LEGEND ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
TO BE RELEASED JUNE 19
MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BIGGER LOVE” CELEBRATES
THE DIFFERENT WAYS WE ALL CONNECT
AND SPREAD LOVE ACROSS THE WORLD NOW
EGOT winner John Legend has announced his new album BIGGER LOVE will release June 19 via Columbia Records. The highly-anticipated album is available for pre-order now HERE.
Today, Legend has also unveiled the official video for the album’s uplifting and upbeat pop-soul title track “Bigger Love,” which premiered on The Voice last night. Watch the Mishka Kornai-directed music video HERE.
“This video was made to celebrate our shared love, hope and resilience,” says Legend. “We’re all using technology to stay in touch and finding creative ways to cope and we wanted the video to be a big musical hug for people around the world who are finding ways to stay connected to family, help their neighbors, and make time for a needed dance break despite the crazy circumstances we find ourselves in.”
Fans from around the world were asked to submit their clips to be included in the music video, which takes viewers through a trip of personal messages, phone calls and social media videos from people, collectively highlighting the many ways we are all staying connected and spreading love during these times.
Rolling Stone says “Bigger Love” is “a dance floor-ready pop song…that exudes jubilance even in these tough times.” In addition to “Bigger Love,” the album will also include “Actions,” which Billboard says, “can mean something slightly different for everyone, but once again, Legend has used his platform for positive motivation” and the #1 song “Conversations in the Dark,” which MTV calls a “tear-jerker” and says “John Legend has written the world’s sweetest vows.”
BIGGER LOVE was Executive Produced by Raphael Saadiq.
For more information, please visit: www.johnlegend.com.
About John Legend
Multiplatinum artist John Legend has garnered eleven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award, making Legend the first African-American man to earn an EGOT. Legend has released six celebrated albums including, Get Lifted (2004), Once Again (2006), Evolver (2008), Love in the Future (2013), Darkness and Light (2016), and A Legendary Christmas (2018). Legend starred in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” in 2018, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special and nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor (Limited Series). Legend joined “The Voice” for Season 16 (2019), winning with his mentee Maelyn Jarmon and is currently a judge on Season 18. John is a partner in Get Lifted Film Co., serving as an Executive Producer for “Southern Rites,” “United Skates,” WGN America’s “Underground,” and films “Southside with You” and “La La Land.” As a philanthropist, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 to change the national conversation surrounding our country’s misguided criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration.
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