John Legend stopped by The Tonight Show on Wednesday (Dec. 5) to unfold vacation cheer with a medley that includes “What Christmas Means to Me” and “Bring Me Love” off his A Legendary Christmas album. He additionally sat down with host Jimmy Fallon to debate his VR challenge and the making of his vacation launch.
The 39-year-old opened by chatting about Crow: The Legend — a digital actuality brief movie wherein he performs the main character alongside celebrities together with Oprah Winfrey and Constance Wu.
“You placed on the headset and also you’re like in our world,” Legend mentioned. “But it’s all animated and also you hear me singing and speaking.”
Legend wrote a music for the challenge, which is predicated on a Native American fable. “It’s about sacrifice, it’s about group, and it’s about this character — the crow — who begins out as a rainbow coloured crow, however he has to make this sacrifice for the animals and the remainder of the forest,” mentioned Legend, “And he comes again because the crow that we all know them to be — the black crow — with the little hints of rainbow.”
Legend additionally mentioned the making of his new vacation album: "Every Christmas, the season will come alongside and I’m like, ‘Why don’t I've a Christmas album out proper now?’ But you possibly can’t make it in December, you bought to make it in April, May, June, July -- and the label makes you launch it in October, as a result of the grownup modern stations begin taking part in it the day after Halloween.”
Legend moreover shared that the album marked the primary time he and Stevie Wonder collaborated on the identical file, regardless of taking part in at one another’s weddings, acting on stage as a pair and doing TV collectively previously.
For his efficiency, Legend wore a inexperienced go well with and was backed by a set washed in winter colours. On his proper, a trio of backup singers and horn gamers bopped in time with the music.
Watch Legend discuss with Fallon and unfold some musical vacation cheer under.