John Legend revealed the cover art and track list for his upcoming seventh studio album, Bigger Love, on Friday (June 12).
Painted by artist Charly Palmer, the artwork features a smiling portrait of the singer-songwriter covered in blooming flowers and a starry sky against a pop of turquoise backdrop. The LP's 16 tracks include singles "Conversations in the Dark," "Actions" and the title track, as well as collaborations with Gary Clark Jr. ("Wild"), Jhené Aiko ("U Move, I Move"), Rapsody ("Remember Us") and more.
"The songs are inspired by the loves of my life: my wife, my family and the rich tradition of black music that has made me the artist I am," Legend said in a statement. "All of these songs were created prior to the world being rocked by a pandemic, prior to the latest police killings in the U.S. that sent so many to the streets in protest. During these painful times, some of us may wonder if it’s ok to laugh or dance or be romantic. Lately, the images of black people in the media have been showing us with knees on our necks, in mourning, or expressing our collective outrage. We feel all those emotions."