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SINGLE REVIEW: JOHN LEGEND

I Know Better”(Columbia Records)

Veteran R&B singer John Legend released his fifth album DARKNESS AND LIGHT on Dec. 2. The first track “I Know Better” starts the album off strong, setting up high expectations for the rest of the album.

Legend expresses his feelings about love in beautiful ways, writing and delivering honest and relatable tracks about it. Legend, who is also a songwriter, writes from the heart and exposes the weakness parts of himself. So much so that the cracks in his voice signal vunerability.

“My history has brought me to this place/ There’s power in the color of my face,” coos Legend, who has always been open about race and equality. “I Know Better” sets the listener up for a powerful and emotive experience. From this track, DARKNESS AND LIGHT is a must-hear.

Dylan Streight
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