John Legend released his fourth studio album ‘Love in the Future’ on August 30th, and offered Walmart Soundcheck a glimpse of the creative process behind the ballads. In an interview with the R&B singer, Legend explained why his music is made for those believe in love and how it may just be his best record yet.
Talking about themes on the record, Legend said, “I think that attitude is pervasive throughout the album. The idea that beginning something new is beautiful and holds a lot of possibility. It’s for people who want to believe in love.”
On the making of his new album, Legend said, “I wanted to think about what it means to make a modern soul album – knowing your heritage but also keeping it fresh and not feeling like you’re bound to the past.”
Discussing the ‘Made to Love’ music video, he shared, “We wanted to create a video to visually simulate what love felt like. It’s one of my favorite videos I’ve ever done.”
On mixing old and new on ‘Love in the Future’, Legend explained, “This album is sonically different than my previous albums. I think of it as a progression. People will hear some familiar vibes and some new ones too.”
The interview video can be viewed at soundcheck.walmart.com. View more photos from the interview after the cut.