First Listen: John Legend sings to his "Wonder Woman"

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    (October 3, 2022) Legend, singer, songwriter and EGOT winner John Legend’s latest album, is an ambitious and lengthy play to showcase all sides of his musical persona. Over the course of 23 songs, Legend gives listeners the love ballads that have made him the voice of the family man working to make relationships work. But he also includes dance tracks and songs that recall the man who fought an often losing battle against his cheatin’ heart that populated his first album Get Lifted.

    After his second album, Once Again, Legend embraced fidelity in his music that mirrored what was going on in his life. And let’s face it, tunes like the wedding anthem “All of Me” proved to be extremely popular and “Ordinary People” is now a contemporary jazz standard. Now seems like an ideal time for John Legend to switch it up and return to some of the things that made Get Lifted such a revelation.

    (October 3, 2022) Legend, singer, songwriter and EGOT winner John Legend’s latest album, is an ambitious and lengthy play to showcase all sides of his musical persona. Over the course of 23 songs, Legend gives listeners the love ballads that have made him the voice of the family man working to make relationships work. But he also includes dance tracks and songs that recall the man who fought an often losing battle against his cheatin’ heart that populated his first album Get Lifted.

    After his second album, Once Again, Legend embraced fidelity in his music that mirrored what was going on in his life. And let’s face it, tunes like the wedding anthem “All of Me” proved to be extremely popular and “Ordinary People” is now a contemporary jazz standard. Now seems like an ideal time for John Legend to switch it up and return to some of the things that made Get Lifted such a revelation.

    He collaborates with rappers like Rick Ross and hot R&B singers such a Jazmine Sullivan and indie star Amber Mark, and songs like “All She Wanna,” particularly the version where he collaborates with Saweetie, gives listeners a fun and danceable story about two people who come to the club with different agendas. All he wants to make her his one and only, but all she wanna do is dance.

    Still, “Wonder Woman,” the soulful, doo-wop ode to his ride or die, puts legend in his sweet spot. Checking in at two minutes and 49 seconds, “Wonder Woman” has the old-school soul virtue of saying a lot in a short amount of time. “Wonder Woman” is a heartfelt love ballad and a sweet play on words. “Wonder Woman” finds Legend extolling the lady’s many virtues while also trying to figure out how she does it all – and how he got so lucky. Check out “Wonder Woman” here.

    By Howard Dukes

    John Legend - "Wonder Woman"

     
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