The E.G.O.T. holder, multi-talented, mega-superstar John Legend announced today (8/5) the release of his upcoming eighth studio album aptly titled “LEGEND.” The release date has been set for September 9th and is executive produced by Legend and Ryan Tedder via One Republic Records.
“LEGEND” is a 24-track double album that features collaborations with Jazmine Sullivan, Rick Ross, Muni Long, Jada Kingdom, Rapsody, Ledisi, Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. John has already delivered two smash chart-topping hits from the album, “Honey” featuring Muni Long, and “Dope” with rapper JID. His latest single from the album features rapper Saweetie and is titled “All She Wanna Do.”
“All She Wanna Do”is an unstoppable dance track that puts you back in either the disco era at studio 54 or the roller skating scene. With the perfect mashup of vocals, you’ll be ready to dance and party all night long.
Legend describes the song’s vibe “he was going for a Michael Jackson Off the Wall-era feeling mashed-up with a Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” groove: “It’s about a woman that you see out in a club who is just living her best life, embracing the party life and you want to be a part of it! You want to touch this energy that she has.”
In a press release, Legend details the album as “an unapologetic spirit of sensuality and joy, informed by the full vulnerability of pain, praise, and healing.” He goes on to say “Until this point, I’ve never used an aspect of my name as the title of an album,” Legend said in a statement about embracing his iconic name for the first time in an album title. “I had to earn that, to live up to it by delivering in the performance and the music. And this is me saying I’m proud of who I am, I’m confident in the work I’ve done, and I’m just going to declare it.”
With three consecutive hits already from the album so far, we can’t wait for the full album to drop! While we wait, check out Legend’s lyric video for “All She Wanna Do” feat. Saweetie below, and let us know what you think.