My knowledge of John Legend and his songs used to be quite limited and then when lots of people wore out the song ‘all of me’, I didn’t even bother giving him a chance.
It wasn’t until a little over a year ago when I saw someone name him as one of the most under rated artists; immediately, the music part of my brain became curious. That was the beginning of my “affair” with Legend.
I feel as though his last album was a gift from him to me. As if he knew how his music had affected me and decided to make more for me.
The album has Twenty-Four songs, Twenty-Four…and every song is amazing.
Home is one song that really did me in. I don’t know why he wrote it or who he wrote it for, but whenever I listen to it, it warms my heart as I sing it to my son. It is the best song for a parent to a child. It is a beautiful song.
My next favourite is Wonder Woman, I had a thing or two to say about it in my post Wonder woman.
Nervous makes me nervous. It makes me feel. It gives me the same goose bumps I get when I hit the make up scene in a romcom.
Rounds, the very first song in the album. I laugh every time I listen. Naughty.
One Last Dance is so beautiful. I think it is possible to write a beautiful book from that one song.
Dope is so upbeat, whenever I want to dance a bit while I work, Dope is the choice I make from this album. Some other upbeat songs in the album are Waterslide, Guy Like Me and All She Wanna Do.
Now, Love is so mixed up for me, the toxic relationship that is sung about unsettles me, yet, the combination of voices between Legend and Jazmine Sullivan gets me playing it over and over again. He gives me the same feeling with Amber Mark in Fate; I am really curious about the song and the idea behind it.
Good makes me feel good.
Pieces gives me a feeling of melancholy.
A few others I enjoy are; Strawberry Blush, Honey, I Want You To Know, Speak In Tongues (with John Keith) and I Don’t Love You Like I Used To.
A few songs that are still growing on me are: Splash (feat. Jhnene Aiko & Ty Dolla $ign), You, Memories, The Other Ones (feat. Rapsody), Stardust.
I think John Legend is a legend.
…I forgot to mention…the album title is Legend