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John Legend is looking forward to family time over the holidays


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John Legend released the new EP Legend (Solo Sessions) on Monday, featuring stripped-down versions of songs from his most recent album, and it was a somewhat new experience for him. 

“I never have really done an album like this where I just stripped the arrangements down and just did a simple piano version of each song,” he tells Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “It was beautiful recording…I loved just sitting down with the piano and coming up with the way that I would arrange the song and express the song.”

With the holiday season upon us, John is looking forward to celebrating but says he is “easing” into it because he still has some work to do on The Voice, as well as some recording to finish. “We’ll try to get all of that done before the middle of December,” he says. “And then once that comes, it’s just going to be family time, holiday time. And I love that part of the year.” 

For John, one of the most important parts about this Christmas is caring for his wife, Chrissy Teigen, who is pregnant with the couple’s third child. “I always have to make sure she’s take taken care of, and course appreciated for all that she does for our family,” he says. “And then we take care of our kids and those are our main focus for Christmas, for sure.”

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