Thursday, October 23, 2008

VIDEO OF THE DAY: JOHN LEGEND "GREEN LIGHT"


John Legend is back with his new "Evolver," his album slated for release October 28.

"This album doesn't sound like me," he said. "The tempo is faster than I've done before. It will be different for people, because 'Evolver' has a bit more instrumentation than I've used before. But it's not like you won't recognize the artist -- it's still me."

After selling more than 3 million records in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Legend is banking that fans will embrace his new sound.

From its bouncy introduction, it's clear that Legend's first single, "Green Light," which features Andre 3000 (of OutKast), isn't in his traditional style. The track boasts a galactic spin with electronic keys and shooting-star sound effects over a quick two-step drum beat.

"Good Morning," in which the singer begs a lover for one last roll in the hay before she starts her morning commute, is Legend's favorite "Evolver" cut. An instrumental of the track opens the album, and the full cut closes it.

"My songs are always about love and devotion," Legend said. " 'Good Morning' is about sex more explicitly than I've written about before. Sooner or later I had to go R. Kelly on my fans ... without going all the way."

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