John Legend's Love In The Future album is now available for full, free streaming! This comes as a delight to this JL fan as I've long said Legend is one of my favorite singers. On top of that, the two previews of Love In The Future I've really gravitated towards this summer were "Made To Love" and "All Of Me", and both show no signs of leaving the rotation soon. I'm excited to hear how they fit into the context of the album as a whole. 16 tracks and only 2 features (from Rick Ross & Stacy Barthe). Join me in pressing play via the link to Amazon above (the player will be on the top right). Love In The Future drops in stores next Tuesday, September 3rd.
20 tracks! Four of 'em bonus, but wow, that is more than your usual R&B album. No complaints here but will the subject matter vary enough to warrant such a long album? I don't doubt that's possible, especially with a couple of the tracks labeled as interludes likely not being too lengthy. Features include Rick Ross on the previously released "Who Do We Think We Are" and Seal and Stacy Barthe. Kanye West is also to said to be the album's executive producer. Lookin' forward to September 3rd!
John Legend releases the new single to Love In The Future, and it's rumored to have been produced by Kanye West. He said to Hello Beautiful (who had the premiere): "I worked on it with Kanye a lot. He’s the executive producer of the album. He’s been very involved with a lot of the tracks." Rap-Up states that West co-produced this with Dave Tozer (who also co-wrote "Made To Love" with John).
The dominant tribal sounds and samples are evident of Kanye's style, while a beautiful orchestral outro also sounds like it has Ye's touch on it. Vocally, you know John Legend is going to bring it and this is no exception, and conceptually, he sings to his lady that they're meant to be together. Love the sound and I'm vibing with the lyrics. Love In The Future drops September 3rd.
Lots of news from John Legend today! First, in the video above, he previews a new track he wrote with Kanye West and produced by Hit-Boy, off his upcoming album, Love In The Future. The album will be co-executive produced by Legend, West, and Dave Tozer. He'll be previewing more of the album on his upcoming North American tour that he also announced today. Needless to say, this Legend fan is looking forward to all of the above!
10/16 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/17 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/19 – Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
10/20 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
10/22 – Washington, DC – Constitution Hall
10/23 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/25 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
10/26 – Mashantucket, CT – Mgm Grand Theater At Foxwoods
10/27 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center
10/29 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclay’s Center
10/30 – Boston, MA – Wang Theater
11/01 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/03 – Toronto, CA – Massey Hall
11/04 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
11/07 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
11/08 – Nashville, TN – Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center
11/10 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
11/11 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
11/13 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
11/16 – Indio – Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
11/21 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre