View Full Version : John Legend's Back In October, "Save Room" Video Coming

08-30-06, 09:27 PM
Grammy winner John Legend is preparing to release his sophomore album, Once Again, which hits stores October 24.

"It's not dramatically different but I think people will see it as a growth and an extension for me. It's a richer sound," Legend, 27, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "The production is more developed. ... I just tried to do it with the highest standards of quality.”"

The album features a debut with the “Queen of Hip Hop/Soul” Mary J. Blige. Though Legend had worked with Blige before, he said he got to know her better this time around.

"She's really sweet and she's very easy to work with ... very humble," he said in a phone interview. "It was kind of refreshing."

Legend's 2004 platinum-selling debut album, Get Lifted, earned him three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist.

Legend described the video for the album’'s first single, "Save Room,"” as sexy, but "not salacious.... It's kind of like a-day-in-the-life kind of video. ... I think it's tasteful and it's realistic."

Legend will preview his new album to fans with a concert in New York City's Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday, September 6th