After a lengthy hiatus, John Legend is back!
The soulful crooner has enlisted Ludacris for his first release in over 3 years, ‘Tonight (Best You Ever Had)’.
Set to feature on te soundtrack of upcoming Urban flick ‘Think Like A Man’, the Phatboi Productions cut will also feature on the 33 year old’s new album – only if you like it (his words, not ours).
Take a listen after the jump…
By no means groundbreaking, (or first single material), the track remains solid.
Lush production and a “qualitative” knock provide Legend a sound vehicle to soar with, while Luda – as ever – turns in a show-stopping appearance.
It’s the cut’s lyrics, however, which serve as the song’s Achilles’ Heel. For, lyrically it simply don’t provide a narrative nor hook which is engaging enough. Particularly given the stellar nature of the production.
The likes of Adele have shown that quality music can still chart, while boasting an air of accessibility and “radio-friendly”. Omissions here which makes this, at best, a decent album track.