new music friday

Let John Legend’s New Video Heal Your Soul

It’s Friday. That means it’s time to put away the week’s work and set your course for a weekend of fun and laughter, right? Can’t manage that right now? No problem, neither can we. And since this week’s work was mostly emotional labor, it makes sense that the salve for our wounds would be emotional, too. Enter John Legend. Or rather, enter Legend, his wife Chrissy Teigen, and their adorable daughter, Luna. The video for “Love Me Now” is definitely a balm for your heart. Alongside images of people in a refugee camp in Iraq, at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, visiting the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and in the Dominican Republic, we see the Legend-Teigen clan simply existing. Watch. Listen. Be soothed by the sight of beautiful people who are disappointed like you are, but whose love for each other carries them through. Yes, it’s sappy. Yes, you need it right now. You’re welcome.