John Legend is not a proud man.
Sure, he has much to be proud of (10 Grammys, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, two NAACP Image Awards, etc.) but when it comes to his career as a solo artist, he’s not above creating a democracy of collaboration with other musicians.
“I’m always paying attention to new producers and new albums I like, and in some ways [my] new album Darkness and Light is a reflection of that,” Legend says.
For Darkness and Light, Legend’s fifth studio album out December 2, he felt inspired by the works of Alabama Shakes, Miguel, and Chance The Rapper, all of whom are featured on the album.
“Knowing the track record of a great creative person makes me want to do something with them and then we see what happens when we get in a room together,” Legend says. “It’s not always going to be magical, but you’ve got to try it and see if it works out.” Read more