John Legend Performs For NPR Music ‘Tiny Desk (Home) Concert’ Series
John Legend was backed by his band for a session as part of NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert video series. Legend performed four songs at the Los Angeles office of his Friends At Work management company along with his seven-piece group.
All four songs from Legend’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert are featured on his recently released Bigger Love studio album. John Legend, keyboardist Eugene “Man Man” Roberts, guitarist Ben O’Neil, bassist Kaveh Rastegar, drummer Jimmy “Rashid” Williams and vocalists Keri Lee, Emi Secrest and Alana Linsey kick off the set with “Ooh Laa,” the opening track of the LP.
John stuck to lead vocals for “Ooh Laa” and the version of “Wild” that followed. He then headed over to grand piano for a rendition of “Conversations In The Dark,” which he noted was “a good song for babies to dance to” before adding, “You might want to get married to it, too, if you’re so inclined.” The session came to a close with “Bigger Love,” the title track from the LP. John Legend explained he wrote all the songs before George Floyd was killed, “but some of these songs feel more appropriate now” including “Bigger Love.”
Watch John Legend’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert below: