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The Emmys? More just like the Grammys.  During the In Memorium part of the 2022 Emmy Awards, John Legend premiered certainly one of his latest songs. “Pieces” will probably be a part of Legend’s upcoming album, Legend.

“Normally we might not do a brand new track in a state of affairs like this. We listened with skepticism which rapidly turned to wild enthusiasm. This is an incredulous highly effective transferring track,” govt producer Reginald Hudlin told Deadline throughout a press occasion Thursday night time (September 8). “You guys are all followers of John Legend, you understand how he can seize straight in your coronary heart and break you down… A John Legend efficiency is all the time one thing to be enthusiastic about and the track is exclusive and particular and uniquely suited to the context we’ll be placing it in.”

Legend has a historical past with the Emmys. Not solely is he one of many few EGOT winners in historical past, however he’s additionally the youngest and first Black man to safe the dignity. In 2018, he gained Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for his work in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. He additionally gained Grammys for Best New Artist, Best R&B Album, and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2006; the Tony for Best Revival of a Play for Jitney in 2017; and the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Glory” in 2014. There aren’t many individuals who’ve been blessed by Hollywood at giant, however John Legend is actually certainly one of them.

Ahead of the Emmys, Legend teased the upcoming track with a video on YouTube. And primarily based on this primary look, Hudlin could also be proper. “Pieces” is somber and honest sufficient that it doesn’t appear out of contact throughout a slideshow honoring the celebrities and creators we’ve misplaced. That first look additionally included the lyrics to “Pieces.” You can check them out

for your self under:

[Verse 1]
I’m disconnected
Feelin’ misplaced
Don’t know the way this shit bought so unusual
Open eyes, however can’t see you
Something for the ache
Anything to erase me
Drive me loopy
Drive me loopy
Ooh, ooh-hoo, oh

[Pre-Chorus]
Wasn’t it you, who instructed me that grief was a trainer
And every thing you ever beloved would depart you
Leave you alone?
And the one factor you are able to do is choose up the items
Let your damaged coronary heart be taught

[Chorus]
Learn to dwell
In items
Oh, we be taught to dwell
In items
Hey, we be taught to dwell

[Verse 2]
Oh, I’ve been reckless
Puttin’ all my religion in a world that may’t be modified
Colorblind to the black and blue
Beggin’ you to remain although I do know it’ll break me
You’re drivin’ me loopy, ooh, ooh-ooh

[Pre-Chorus]
Wasn’t it you, who instructed me that grief was a trainer
And every thing you ever beloved would depart you
Leave you alone?
And the one factor you are able to do is choose up the items
Let your damaged coronary heart be taught

[Chorus]
Learn to dwell
In items
Yeah, we be taught to dwell
In items
In items
We can be taught to like once more
In items
We can be taught to like once more

[Bridge]
‘Cause we all know that damaged hearts keep broke
They by no means actually mend
But in items, they’ll be taught to like once more
No, they by no means actually mend
But in items, we are able to be taught to like once more

[Chorus]
In items
We can be taught to like once more
In items
We can be taught to like once more

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