John Legend Explains How His New Music Helped 'Heal' His Family

By Tony M. Centeno

October 20, 2022

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John Legend and his family may have been going through their own adversities in recent months, but the EGOT's latest album truly helped them heal.

During his recent interview with Big Boy's Neighborhood, the "Dope" singer opened up about the creative process of his latest album LEGEND. The singer believes music in general can help people recover from traumatic events in their lives. During their discussion, Legend reveals how creating his double-disc LP helped his family heal after he and wife Chrissy Teigen lost their son Jack just 20 weeks into her pregnancy two years ago.

"People all are going through things," Legend said. "I think music can be healing. The writing process was healing and then listening to it with my family as we were going through these things was healing."

His LEGEND album features several upbeat records like his collaborations with Saweetie, JID, Rick Ross and more on the first disc. He also serves up some more traditional tracks like "Pieces" and "Stardust." Legend says the latter track acts as a family anthem after it truly helped his family overcome some difficult times.

"One of the songs particularly 'Stardust' was kind of our family anthem helping us get through some the tough things we were going through at the time," Legend explained.

Listen to the entire interview starting at the 41:30 mark above.

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