Recently, Parlour hit the studio to hear John Legend’s new as-yet-untitled album, slated for this fall. First reaction? The collection sounds nothing like him and Johnny is getting hornier as his catalog increases. From 808 drums to space age chords, this time the Ohio native is taking his audience closer to the urban solar system than the 1950’s renaissance he created on his last LP, Once Again. But don’t worry his first video should drop in early May so you’ll see what we mean. Nestled in New York’s Legacy Studios, Parlour sat down with the cuddly piano player to find out his top five artists, whether this album is aiming for MTV’s crowd and why his songs sound like he spent a few nights at the strip club.
P: Do you have a second single in mind after Green Light
L: It may be “It’s Over” with Kanye, written by Pharrell Williams or may be “Everybody Knows.” But we think we have at least six singles. Even with Get Lifted we released four singles, and then with “Once Again” we released six and we’ll probably do six this time.
“here we’re back to classic john, through acoustic instruments and surprisingly, The Neptunes produced it. we don’t think the duo made the Once Again credits so it’s good to see The Neptunes and John back together again.
John Legend – Untitled (Due September)
– Green Light feat. Andre 3000 (First Single)
– Satisfaction (Will.I.Am)
– Everybody Knows
– No Other Love feat. Estelle
– Cross The Line (Will.I.Am)
– This Time
– Good Morning
– Aim High (Neptunes
– It’s Over feat. Kanye West (Neptunes)