John Legend has a new Amazon original Christmas song out today! The song is called ‘Happy Christmas (War is Over)’, and we hope you all have your Alexas handy because the only way you can stream it is through your Amazon account!
That’s right! All you have to do it Just ask, “Alexa, play John Legend’s new holiday song” and be prepared for some sweet Christmas melodies!
A John Legend Christmas Track With Who?
Yup! John isn’t the only one on the track. Truly a family man, you can also hear Chrissy Teigen and his daughter Luna within the track! This song was originally released in 1971 by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. However, it is time for someone with such a Legend-ary voice to bring it back. Joining the Legend family, from the original released song is, John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir.
Speaking on the single, and its overall meaning, Legend says, “In their original version, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were speaking to that desire for peace, and I think it’s a good message for us right now.”
Not only can you hear John, Chrissy, and Luna, but we are also blessed to hear the voices of the children’s choir of the The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center. This is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide quality performing arts instruction to at-risk youth in addition to help them build self-esteem, develop civic responsibility, and achieve academic success. You can make a donation here.
Although this year has been a tough one for many people, we love how genuine the art of Christmas can be. Especially coming from the sexiest family man alive. “Recording this song was such an inspiration, and I got to include my wife and my daughter in the process. We all came together to sing a beautiful song that needs to be heard, and I’m thrilled for my fans to be able to hear it on Amazon Music,” he said.
More Christmas Music from John
John recently released an expanded version of his first Christmas album, A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS: THE DELUXE EDITION. The album, executive produced by Raphael Saadiq, features new original recordings and holiday classics and is available here.
Stream John Legend’s ‘Happy Christmas (War Is Over) (Amazon Original) here.
We are positive you had been waiting for it as much as we did, and it’s here. John Legend gets ‘Wild’ in his new music video! He reunites with his wife Chrissy Teigen under the direction of Nabil Elderkin, who’d produced the video for ‘All Of Me’. And we have all the information you need to keep you up to date about this new release!
What is the video all about?
The new music video got shot in Mexico and is full of emotions and good feelings. It traces the timeline of a love and family story, through John and Chrissy’s presence in front of the camera. Such a wonderful way to picture out their growing family.
As previously stated, the video was directed by Nabil Elderkin who introduced the couple the first time he collaborated with John Legend. Since then, he directed a few other big music videos such as ‘Don’t Start Now’ by Dua Lipa and ‘DNA’ by Kendrick Lamar. If that.https://www.youtube.com/embed/279RNoP5UyU?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent
A reminder about John Legend
After a successful career that skyrocketed when John Legend released ‘All Of Me’, his latest album Bigger Love has been warmly welcomed by musical critics. Described as soulful, joyful, loving, hopeful, and tender, it got praised by the biggest music institutions, such as Pitchfork and Rolling Stones.
As a reminder, John Legend also won 11 Grammy Awards and has been recognized for his thoughtful lyrics and soothing voice.
John Legend is also a philanthropist. Therefore, he initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 to change the national conversation surrounding the USA’s misguided criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration. We love (1) engaged artist!
Have you listened to the new album Bigger Love? Have you watched John Legend get wild in his new music video? Let us know by tweeting us @thehoneypop or leave a comment below!
Featured Image Source: John Legend Christmas Album Cover Art