ROBI DOMINGO Has Found The Perfect Wedding Song In JOHN LEGEND's New Album
MYX VJ Robi Domingo got the once in a lifetime opportunity to chat with award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend at the exclusive virtual listening party for his upcoming album Bigger Love.
Media outlets from different countries were invited to the online event which happened last June 16. Representing the Philippines was VJ Robi who giddily shared the short yet fun-filled experience as the "All Of Me" singer noticed him three times!
I’m so excited to introduce my new album #BiggerLove to the world. Here’s the album cover painted by brilliant artist @charlylpalmer. Swipe for the track list, including my amazing featured guests. This project has been a labor of love for me, something I’ve spent over a year conceiving and creating. I poured my heart and soul into these songs and collaborated with some incredibly gifted co-writers, producers and musicians. The songs are inspired by the loves of my life: my wife, my family and the rich tradition of black music that has made me the artist I am. All of these songs were created prior to the world being rocked by a pandemic, prior to the latest police killings in the U.S. that sent so many to the streets in protest. During these painful times, some of us may wonder if it’s ok to laugh or dance or be romantic. Lately, the images of black people in the media have been showing us with knees on our necks, in mourning, or expressing our collective outrage. We feel all those emotions. But It’s important for us to continue to show the world the fullness of what it is to be black and human. Through our art, we are able to do that. This album is a celebration of love, joy, sensuality, hope, and resilience, the things that make our culture so beautiful and influential. I’m under no illusion that music can save the world or solve the world’s problems, but I’ve always turned to music to help me through tough times and I know many of you have done the same. That’s why I couldn’t wait to release this album to the world. I debuted in 2004 with an album called Get Lifted. And now, as we enter the summer of 2020, I hope this new album can get you lifted again, fill your hearts with love and inspiration, give you something to dance to, something to hold hands to, something to make love to. A week from today, on June 19, I invite you to experience a #BiggerLove.
The press people in attendance got a little sampler of songs from the 16-track album which includes songs like "Never Break", the Koffee collab "Don't Walk Away", "I Do" featuring Charlie Puth, and the title track "Bigger Love".
According to VJ Robi, his favorite track in the album is "Conversations In The Dark" which also happens to be the absolute favorite of John's wife Chrissy Teigen. "Finally, I have the perfect track for my wedding video. Thank you, John," he told the singer.
He would later get a response from The Voice coach saying thta he'd love to be invited at Robi's wedding. Whoa! VJ Robi said John was probably just kidding but who knows, right?
Because of @myxph, I got to chat with one of my inspirations when it comes to playing the piano. We talked about his upcoming album "Bigger Love", and I'm hoping for you guys to hear this particular track called "Conversations in the Dark". @JohnLegend, you are remarkable :) Next on my tab: All of Me. 🎹
Towards the end of the hour-long event, Robi thanked John for connecting everyone "through the power of music and love." He concluded, "There’s no bigger love than that." Now, it got us even more curious about the album! Bigger Love drops this Friday, June 19!