John Legend is Black music royalty, and this isn’t even up for debate.
Recently winning an Emmy Award, Legend is one of only 15 people to have completed the EGOT cycle, winning a Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award (and becoming the second-youngest person to do so). Legend now returns with his first musical offering of 2019, “Preach.”
John also shared a video for the track. Directed by Dominique DeLeon, the visual is the first of its kind to use YouTube’s donate/fundraising feature in which viewers will be able to donate to FREE AMERICA. “The idea behind the song is that sometimes we can get so frustrated by the news and what’s going on and there’s this scatter going on in ourselves,” John says. Do we become apathetic? Do we become engaged? Do we just talk about it, or do we do something?”