Love In The Future is written well all the way through, produced excellently and follows a great concept. The last time we heard from mister Legend was back 2008. I haven’t exactly been waiting on my hands and knees for a new John Legend record, but I’m glad he took his time and made a complete body of work. Love in The Future is an excellent album and a wonderful return to the solo scene for this G.O.O.D. Music artist.
All of the lyrics are solid. Every song is a different piece that fills in the blanks that the title of the album leaves you with. He did his best to cover all the basis of “love in the future.” In doing so, there are a few songs on the album that feel like extra credit. The intro to the album is unnecessary. The song that directly follows it, The Beginning…, would have been more aesthetically pleasing starting off the album.
I am always in love with interludes on R&B albums. Angel Feat. Stacey Barthe is one of the best songs on the album. Even though it’s an interlude, it still presses that ecstasy button in that back of your mind that will urge you to leave it on repeat.
There’s one more song on the album that gives me that same feeling, We Loved It featuring Seal. This song is on the deluxe version of the album and it made it completely worth my money. John Legend and Seal are two extremely talented gentlemen and they ripped this track. You all absolutely need to hear it.
John Legend gave his soul to this album and I am thoroughly impressed. There are a few songs in the middle that didn’t need to make the final cut. They could have easily been replaced by a few songs that are on the deluxe version. Other than that, for the most part you can listen to this body of work straight through. I’ve always appreciated John Legend’s music, but I’ve never been one to run out and get his album the first day, but I’m glad I did this time. Love in the Future is a great addition to his discography.
Open Your Eyes
Made To Love
Who Do You Think You Are (Feat. Rick Ross) – this beat reminds me of the good ole days.
We Loved It (Feat. Seal)