John Legend is back with new music, and the promise of a new album "coming soon." Legend took part in a Facebook Live event on Thursday night, October 6, in which he confirmed the first details of Darkness & Light and previewed the first single from the record. The studio version of "Love Me Now" can be streamed above.
Legend confirmed that the album will be out in 2016 and revealed a roll-call of guest stars including Chance The Rapper and Miguel. Also set for the record in unspecified roles are Kamasi Washington, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, and Blake Mills. “The music is really, really, good,” Legend told fans from his home. “I think it’s my best work yet.”
The Oscar-winner also clarified that his pro-Democrat political views won't make it into the music. “It’s not really preachy. I don’t like to preach too much in my songs. I preach on Twitter,” he said.