Inside John Legend’s ‘Bigger Love’ Album, Which He Hopes Can ‘Lift People Up’

When John Legend finished recording his seventh studio album in February, he, like everyone, couldn’t have imagined the state of society four months later, juggling both a global pandemic and a social revolution, with the police killing of George Floyd causing civil unrest in the streets of America. On a Zoom listening session for his Bigger Love album earlier in June, Legend said that the stirring 16-track project’s lyrics “feel different now, given the circumstances,” but views part of his duty as an artist to “lift people up”…

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