Why John Legend makes stripped-down versions of his new hits

John Legend has said he loves performing stripped-down versions of his new hit songs because it makes it about his voice, the piano, the songwriting and the lyrics.

On top of that he added, his fans love it and can’t get enough of his intimate moments at the piano.

The musician, who  has performed in venues all around the world, on Wednesday, February 8, reunited with EGOT and host Shay Diddy for iHeartRadio Presents: An Evening with John Legend. 

During the show, according to iHeart.com, Legend turned his latest tunes off his LEGEND album into beautiful piano pieces. 

The setlist included songs like “All She Wanna Do,” “Nervous” and “Honey,” which all appear on his newest project LEGEND (Solo Sessions). He also took it back to his past classics like “Ordinary People” and “All of Me.”

“I really love performing my songs stripped down and live,” Legend said. “I live stripping the songs down to their essence, making it about my voice, the piano, the songwriting, the lyrics and my fans always love that part of my show when I have an intimate moment with the audience. So we decided to make solo versions of some of our favorite songs from LEGEND and hopefully the fans will love it.”

His LEGEND album was first released last September. The double-disc LP features the likes of Rick Ross, JID, Free Nationals, Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko, Amber Mark, Jazmine Sullivan, Saweetie, Muni Long, Rapsody, and Ledisi.


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