Today (Dec. 2) John Legend unveiled his highly-anticipated fifth studio album Darkness And Light.
Produced by Blake Mills (who has worked with Nora Jones, Sky Ferreira, Laura Marling and more), the LP is composed of 12 tracks and includes previously-released numbers like Legend’s emotional lead single “Love Me Now” and the Chance The Rapper-assisted “Penthouse Floor.”
According to Billboard, John Legend’s favorite track off the new album is “Right by You,” which was written for his seven-month-old daughter, Luna.
“When I played it for her and Chrissy for the first time, I just started crying because it felt so real to me and felt so appropriate for how I feel as a new father,” Legend said of the ballad track titled “Right by You (For Luna).”
“New parents have questions more than they have answers and that’s what we wanted the song to reflect,” he continued. “You know, will you live like me? Will you look like me? Will you have your mother’s fire? Will you think like me?”
Other features include Miguel and Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard.
Stream the full album below via Spotify.