John Legend has unveiled the poignant music video for his latest single, ‘Love Me Now’.
Directed by Nabil Elderkin, the video features scenes of love from Domiz Refugee Camp in Northern Iraq, Orlando Florida, Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic as well as the Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota. The video is made even more adorable by the footage of John with his wife Chrissy Teigen and their daughter Luna.
Earlier this week, John teased a clip of the video and posted a message about it on his Instagram. He said: “We didn’t think about the election when we planned the release date for this song and video. But in this time of conflict and uncertainty, it’s clear that we all need more love.
“I find it in my family and in my music. Embracing my family has made today full of love and light despite the bad news. But it’s also important that we show love and empathy to people who may not look like us or live like us. Those who are marginalized and rejected, feared and left behind. The video premieres Friday and features a diverse group of people from all over the world.
“From Standing Rock to Iraq, from Orlando to the DR. Love is universal. We all need it. We all can give it. And it will ultimately win over hate. I have to believe that.”
‘Love Me Now’ is the first single from John’s forthcoming album Darkness and Light, which is available to pre-order now. It is expected to drop on December 2.