After a year which include 3 Grammy awards, and performances at the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star game, and MLB All-Star game, John Legend is ready to release his sophomore album "Once Again" this fall, on Oct 24. Involved with the project are Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq and will.i.am.
The first single, "Save Room," is written by John himself along with other seven songs in the first five days of his collaboration with fellow musicians. He spent about six months working on "Once Again," during which time he amassed 30 songs.
"It was one of the most productive periods of my life," he says. "I was focused only on music. For the first time I didn't have to worry about school or a job."
Though many of his new songs are about the emotional angles of love, from bliss to the pain of a cheating partner, "Once Again" also houses a few social gems reminiscent of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, particularly the song "Show Me." "The mind state we kept while working on this record was one of hunger, humility and fear," will.i.am says.