Now more than ever we need to spread love, so as he gears up to release his fifth studio album Darkness and Light, John Legend celebrates the power of love in the anthemic video for “Love Me Now.”
Directed by Nabil Elderkin, the heartwarming visuals capture couples sharing loving moments at various locations throughout the world including the Domiz Refugee Camp in Northern Iraq, Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, and Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.
In his personal scenes, Legend shows intimate clips with his wife Chrissy Teigen and their adorable daughter Luna.
“This video shows how love can be shared in some of the most difficult situations on earth in which the human spirit and connection with each other prevails,” said Nabil. “From one of the longest standing refugee camps in northern Iraq just 45 miles outside of Mosul, to Standing Rock Reservation where they are fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline that threatens their sacred lands and all of our water, it is a glimpse into these couples’ lives and the lives of those in their communities.”
Due Dec. 2, Darkness and Light features collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Miguel, and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard.
Legend will perform “Love Me Now” live at the American Music Awards on Nov. 20. Check out the video below.