8:00 am, July 1, 2020
The calendar of musical news is sometimes bad. The day before the launch of Donald Trump’s campaign for his re-election on Saturday in Tulsa, the singer he is likely to hate is the release of his new album titled, Great Love, which is not forbidden to be viewed as a subliminal message to the President of the United States. We have not forgotten their transmission of weapons on social networks. In September 2019, reacting to the artist’s comment about his legal reform, Trump vigorously attacked the “boring singer” and his “cart” of women who dared to challenge him. That, model Chrissy Teigen, has the reputation of being blocked by the president himself on Twitter. Even if it means being more famous than the musician with 11 Grammy Awards and a billion and a half YouTube views for his single song Tanan Kanako (2013).
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Almost a year later, the virus swept away everything and it was back in music. On the phone, John Legend even agreed to tell us all the good things he thought of the White House tenant: “I have no message to send to Donald Trump, other than the impatience I have over whether what he is no longer president. I look forward to the day when we can get out of this national dream… ”
John Legend seeks to remember a legacy that has made African Americans proud
Inspired by “the loves of [sa] life ”, it Great Love with 16 fragrant west coast titles presents itself as a collection of harmless looks. Filled with soul with Motown sauce and crossbred with hip-hop beats, this silky thing exudes love in its most (con) sensual light in each verse, the sound setting like the velvet of the melodies and choirs of a solar grace. However, he claims to be Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder – who he played in the American Dreams series – or Nat King Cole – one of his father’s favorite singers – the former leader of the Ohio gospel choir seeks to commemorate a heritage of pride of Africans. -Americans.
“Every time I listen to Stevie Wonder or Nina Simone, I remember that these artists were also activists defending the cause of the oppressed, she progressed. Their music carries this message. In this sense I have it. used the word ‘love.’ It is not only for the love you have for your loved ones and your family but for humanity in general and the planet especially on these issues of racism and -ism that words that divide us. “
This is his seventh studio disc
In liner notes accompanying his seventh studio disc, Legend says: “All of these songs were created before the world was shaken by a pandemic, before the latest killing U.S. cops that sent many people to the streets of the world to protest.In these painful times, some of us may wonder if it’s okay to laugh, dance or be romantic.But it’s important for us to keep going showing the world what it is. than being black and human. ” The author of the song glory (2015), Oscar for best original song, which sparked marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, however, avoided demonstrations of the Black Lives Matter movement, for fear of moving the message through in his presence.
With a voice rising from the cellar to the attic, the actor and singer Start a Fire de La La Land (2016) harmonizes with the opening of the innocent “ooh laa”, singing his celebrations as his waves to the soul, he can’t forget to remember the turn of a song written by seven author- composers on the importance of not standing with your fingers: “Actions speak louder than love songs / The melodies they carry”.
Her two children (4 and 2 years old) voted for the following title, I did. During the incarceration, they did not fail to unleash his guitar casseroles, his choirs and handclaps full of hope for a brighter tomorrow. For John Legend, the future of the world is written in the footsteps of children rather than Donald Trump.
Great Love ** (Sony Music)