John Legend Illustrates Universal Love in Moving Video for 'Love Me Now'

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A scene from John Legend's video for "Love Me Now."

Singer/songwriter John Legend released the emotional visual for "Love Me Now" off his upcoming album Darkness and Light. Directed by Nabil Elderkin, the video features intimate vignettes into the lives of various couples and their communities, illustrating universal love in different forms.  

“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,” Nabil shared in a press release. 

Along with the Standing Rock Reservation and Iraqi refugee camp, beautiful B-roll footage of Orlando, Florida and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic follows individuals as they go about their days with an underlying hope in spite of tragedies. These love stories are accented with glimpses into Legend’s own life as he sings the lyrics to his wife Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna. “Love Me Now” couldn’t be a more appropriate reminder to practice love and support in the face of America’s conflict surrounding the presidential election. 

Darkness and Light features collaborations from artists like Chance the Rapper and Miguel, and is due for release December 2. Watch the video below and preorder the album here.