Musician and actor talks his recent album Darkness and Light, shaking up the academy voting system and a growing sense of victimhood among the most privileged people in the world
On the day Article 50 was triggered, John Legend turned up at King’s Cross St. Pancras to provide what felt like some much-needed fun on a depressing day, performing his massive hit ‘All Of Me’ to delighted commuters.
The musician and actor is in London preparing for a huge tour in support of his latest album Darkness and Light – released in 2016 to considerable acclaim – which will bring a full band and live production to venues including the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena in London.
It sees Legend push himself out of his comfort zone into something altogether more ambitious, singing about navigating his celebrity status and the conflicted world we live in today.
“So sometimes you need that sense of urgency to spawn a creative renaissance where we really talk about these issues. And between the Black Lives Matter movement and Trump getting elected… BLM really impacted a lot of black musicians and I think Trump getting elected will impact an even larger body of musicians.”
Does he think the US President will be impeached?
“I do think he will, yeah,” Legend says simply. “I think he’s already done enough to be impeached. Now it’s just a matter of when Congress has the guts to do it….
Source : White Speach