Check out John Legend!
The soulful crooner covers the latest issue of Rollercoaster magazine.
Beyond posing it up for a dapper shoot, the EGOT winner opened up about his upcoming seventh album, tour life, and…being compared to cartoon Arthur.
Pics and quotes below…
On New Album:
“[The album is] honest, soulful and sexy. I’ve written about the complexities of relationships, the ups and downs, the thrills and the disappointments. I think the overriding message is one of love, hope and resilience.
’Conversations in the Dark’ is about the pretty inconsequential, minor things that define so much of the core of your relationship. More than these big, major milestones, it’s the little, simple things that are so meaningful and so memorable and I wanted to write a song about that feeling.”
On Balancing Family Life With His Career:
“I’ve toured through the different phases of my life, [from] being a bachelor in my mid-twenties, to being a forty-year-old husband with two young kids.
I love bringing the family along and I’m excited to have them with me on the tour bus. It’s fun to see the world through their eyes.
[They’re] growing up in a very rarefied space, one that I don’t have an experience dealing with as a child. I always try to figure out a way to make sure they’re not assholes.
I don’t really think there’s that big of a difference between who I am most days and who I am at home. It doesn’t feel like I’m transforming into a new person. It still [feels] very much like an extension of who I am as a person.”
On His Gospel Anchoring:
“A lot of the time I’m not even trying to consciously incorporate gospel; it’s just a part of who I am. I feel like I’m almost purely a gospel pianist more than anything else.”
On The Internet’s Arthur Jokes:
“I would see these memes online and have no idea who this character was. But, you know, I could see the re-semblance. I think it’s still in my Twitter bio.”
With songs ‘Actions’ and ‘Conversations In The Dark’ making waves on their target format, Legend – who is also embarking on the ‘Bigger Love Tour’ – is off to a commendable start with his new campaign.