John Legend’s ‘Darkness and Light’

John Legend’s ‘Darkness and Light’ is his fifth studio album released on December 2, 2016 and featuring contributions by Chance the Rapper, Alabama Shakes’s Brittany Howard and Miguel.

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Track Listing : 1.I Know Better (Blake Mills, Will Oldham, John Stephens) – 03:03 . 2.Penthouse Floor (Chancellor Bennet, Greg Kurstin, Blake Mills, John Stephens) – 04:43 . 3.Darkness And Light (Will Oldham, John Ryan, John Stephens) – 03:50 . 4.Overload (Blake Mills, Miguel Pimentel, John Stephens) – 03:20 . 5.Love Me Now (Blake Mills, John Ryan, John Stephens) – 03:30 . 6.What You Do To Me (Julia Michaels, Blake Mills, John Stephens, Matt Sweeney, Justin Tranter, Michael Tucker) – 03:21 . 7.Surefire (Ludwig Göransson, Julia Michaels, Blake Mills, Will Oldham, John Stephens) – 04:03 . 8.Right By You (Ethan Gruska, Blake Mills, John Stephens) – 04:16 . 9.Temporarily Painless (Blake Mills, John Ryan, John Stephens) – 03:55 . 10.How Can I Blame You (Blake Mills, John Stephens, Matt Sweeney, Francis White) – 03:56 . 11.Same Old Story (Tobias Jesso, Jr., Blake Mills, John Stephens) – 03:32 . 12.Marching Into The Dark (Tobias Jesso, Jr., Blake Mills, John Stephens) – 04:21

Musicians : John Legend – Vocals . Chance The Rapper – Rap On (2) . Brittany Howard – Vocals On (3) . Miguel – Vocals On (4)

Production : Produced By Blake Mills, John Ryan, Greg Kurstin, Miguel, Bloodpop, Ludwig Göransson, The Belle Brigade, Eg White .

Recorded 2014–16.

Released December 2, 2016 By Good Columbia.

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The New York Times
John Legend: Love Songs That Bow to Dark ShadowsSo is the song that closes the album, “Marching Into the Dark,” which moves from guitar-plunking gospel roots into surreal modern production and ponders individual sacrifice and the course of history. […]

The Guardian
John Legend: Darkness and Light review – musical weirdness and lyrical bleaknessEmulating his idol Marvin Gaye, the singer has fashioned the personal and the political into a heartfelt musical statement […]

Entertainment Weekly
Those tracks aside, Legend is mostly in his soulful comfort zone. “Darkness and Light” is a fiery duet with Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, backed by blues-guitar flourishes and gospel-y washes of Hammond organ. […]

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