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Darkness and Light

John Legend

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Released on December 2, 2016 by Columbia

Main artist: John Legend

Genre: Soul/Funk/R&B > R&B

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Album : 1 disk - 12 tracks Total length : 00:45:54

  1. 1 I Know Better

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Blake Mills, Bass, Composer, Executive Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Lyricist, Producer - Larry Goldings, Piano - Will Oldham, Composer, Lyricist - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  2. 2 Penthouse Floor

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist - Chance the Rapper, Associated Performer, Featured Artist - John Legend feat. Chance the Rapper, Associated Performer - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Blake Mills, Composer, Executive Producer, Guitar, Lyricist, Producer, Synthesizer - Chris "Daddy" Dave, Drums - Greg Kurstin, Composer, Lyricist - Pino Palladino, Bass - Wendy Melvoin, Bass - Chancellor Bennett, Composer, Lyricist - Zac Rae, Piano - Rob Moose, Strings - Larry Goldings, Organ - Jess Wolfe - Holly Laessig - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  3. 3 Darkness and Light

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist - Brittany Howard, Associated Performer, Featured Artist - John Legend feat. Brittany Howard, Associated Performer - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Will Oldham, Composer, Lyricist - Chris "Daddy" Dave, Drums - John Ryan, Composer, Lyricist - Pino Palladino, Bass - Zac Rae, Organ - Blake Mills, Executive Producer, Guitar, Producer - Rob Moose, Strings - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  4. 4 Overload

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist - Miguel, Associated Performer, Featured Artist - John Legend feat. Miguel, Associated Performer - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Blake Mills, Composer, Executive Producer, Guitar, Lyricist, Producer, Synthesizer - Miguel Pimentel, Composer, Lyricist - Chris "Daddy" Dave, Drums - Pino Palladino, Bass - Kamasi Washington, Tenor Saxophone - C.J. Camerieri, Trumpet - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  5. 5 Love Me Now

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist, Piano - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Blake Mills, Composer, Executive Producer, Lyricist, Producer, Programmer, Synthesizer - John Ryan, Bass, Composer, Drums, Lyricist, Percussion, Producer, Programmer, Synthesizer - Jess Wolfe - Holly Laessig - Isobel Griffiths, Other - Amy Stewart, Associated Performer - Gavin Greenaway, Conductor - Andrew Green, Other - Perry Montague-Mason, Strings, Violin - Boguslaw Kostecki, Violin - Emlyn Singleton, Violin - Patrick Kiernan, Violin - Steve Morris, Violin - Mark Berrow, Violin - Rita Manning, Violin - Chris Tombling, Violin - Pete Lale, Viola - Bruce White, Viola - Caroline Dale, Cello - Dave Daniels, Cello - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  6. 6 What You Do to Me

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Blake Mills, Composer, Executive Producer, Guitar, Lyricist, Producer, Slide Guitar, Synthesizer - Chris "Daddy" Dave, Drums - Pino Palladino, Bass - Matt Sweeney, Composer, Lyricist - Zac Rae, Keyboards - Julia Michaels, Composer, Lyricist - Justin Tranter, Composer, Lyricist - Rob Moose, Strings - Jess Wolfe - Holly Laessig - Michael Tucker, Composer, Lyricist - Jessy Wilson - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  7. 7 Surefire

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Blake Mills, Composer, Executive Producer, Guitar, Lyricist, Producer - Chris "Daddy" Dave, Drums - Pino Palladino, Bass - Will Oldham, Composer, Lyricist - Zac Rae, Keyboards - Julia Michaels, Composer, Lyricist - Larry Goldings, Organ - Rob Moose, Strings - Jess Wolfe - Ludwig Goransson, Composer, Lyricist - Holly Laessig - Jessy Wilson - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  8. 8 Right By You (for Luna)

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Blake Mills, Composer, Executive Producer, Lyricist, Producer - Chris "Daddy" Dave, Drums - Sebastian Steinberg, Bass - Ethan Gruska, Composer, Lyricist - Zac Rae, Piano - Larry Goldings, Organ - Rob Moose, Strings - Kamasi Washington, Tenor Saxophone - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  9. 9 Temporarily Painless

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Blake Mills, Composer, Executive Producer, Lyricist, Producer, Synthesizer - Chris "Daddy" Dave, Drums - Pino Palladino, Bass - John Ryan, Composer, Lyricist - Zac Rae, Keyboards - Rob Moose, Strings - Z Berg - Perfume Genius - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  10. 10 How Can I Blame You

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Blake Mills, Composer, Executive Producer, Lyricist, Producer - Chris "Daddy" Dave, Drums - Pino Palladino, Bass - Matt Sweeney, Composer, Lyricist - Zac Rae, Keyboards - Z Berg - Francis White, Composer, Lyricist - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  11. 11 Same Old Story

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Blake Mills, Composer, Executive Producer, Lyricist, Producer, Programmer, Synthesizer - Larry Goldings, Keyboards - Rob Moose, Strings - Tobias Jesso Jr., Composer, Lyricist - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  12. 12 Marching Into the Dark

    John Legend, Associated Performer, Executive Producer, Main Artist - John Stephens, Composer, Lyricist - Blake Mills, Bass, Composer, Executive Producer, Guitar, Lyricist, Percussion, Producer, Synthesizer - Chris "Daddy" Dave, Drums - Tobias Jesso Jr., Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Rob Moose, Strings - Jessy Wilson - Shawn Everett, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Joseph Lorge, Assistant Engineer - David Davis, Assistant Engineer - Andrew Masters, Assistant Engineer - Brendan Dekora , Assistant Engineer - Tyler Shields, Assistant Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

About

Unlike John Legend's first four proper studio albums, this one, his fifth, was produced almost entirely by one person. Floored by Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color, Legend -- coming off his first number one pop hit and an Academy Award -- recruited Blake Mills, that album's chief collaborator. Mills, who also plays several instruments and co-writes almost every song, responds in kind here with a similarly vivid touch. Even at its most processed, the album sounds handwrought, a fully evolved synthesis of gospel, folk, rhythm & blues, and adult pop. Legend's supporting cast of songwriters, an unconventional mix of commercial pop and underground figures that widely ranges from John Ryan to Will Oldham, is completely different to that of 2013's Love in the Future. The bulk of the songs are thematically similar nonetheless, with the embrace of an intense and long-term partnership -- up against "all that shit from the outside" -- at the center. A little more personal and societal context is drawn here. It starts with "I Know Better," a ballad led by Larry Goldings' Hammond organ and piano, where Legend enters in almost startling fashion with "They say sing what you know, but I've sung what they want." He renounces vanity, then beams "My history has brought me to this place/There's power in the color of my face." After the elegant funk-soul number "Penthouse Floor," a triumphantly escapist number enhanced by Chance the Rapper, the content switches to more personal matters. A one-night stand ("Temporary Painless"), the rejection of anxieties to seize commitment ("Surefire"), love after war ("What You Do to Me"), and life under a microscope ("Overload") are among the subjects. There's also a moving ballad, featuring tenor sax from Kamasi Washington, addressed to Legend's daughter. In addition to Legend's laser focus and Mills' presence, the album is tied together by the supreme rhythm section of Pino Palladino and Chris "Daddy" Dave. Each track has its own kind of burning intensity. The album's front, back, and inner photos are in black-and-white, but the music evokes rich shades of yellow, orange, and red. ~ Andy Kellman

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