In troublesome occasions, John Legend’s soul-nourishing music manages to maintain us feeling hopeful and his current Tiny Desk Concert has us feeling precisely that. As a part of Tiny Desk’s at-home collection, Legend carried out his live performance within the Los Angeles workplace of his administration firm Buddies at Work, backed by his seven-piece band from Philadelphia. In the course of the efficiency, a display within the background projected a picture that learn, “Communicate the reality, even when your voice shakes.” In mild of the COVID-19 outbreak and the protests following the killing of George Floyd, Legend hopes his heartfelt performances of “Conversations within the Darkish,” “Greater Love,” and extra will function reminders of hope, resilience, and love.
“I wrote all of the songs earlier than the pandemic, earlier than we noticed people marching within the streets, mourning [the] lifetime of George Floyd, expressing their outrage,” Legend stated. “However a few of these songs really feel much more acceptable now, really feel like we want them extra now then we did even once I wrote them. This track ‘Greater Love’ is concerning the energy of affection to get us by means of robust occasions, the concept that when you could have love, it makes you extra resilient, it makes you extra hopeful. And all of us want somewhat dance break, too, proper?” Watch Legend’s full Tiny Desk Concert and revel in extra of his beautiful performances right here.