John Legend – The Beginning

John Legend – The Beginning

Everyone’s favourite crooner John Legend dropped his fans a little surprise today (19/03/2013), in way of a track from his upcoming album ‘Love in the Future’.

‘The Beginning’ is the first track released from John Legend’s upcoming fourth album. The album has been a long time coming and should be with us 2nd quarter 2013.


Back in October John Legend wrote to fans after cancelling his planned tour to concentrate on his latest album and make sure it was finished for the Spring 2013 planned release. He wrote and explained:

Hey beautiful people,

I’m writing with a change of plans to share with you. As you all know, I’ve been working on my new album, Love in the Future, with Kanye and the rest of my creative team for a while now. I planned to release the album this Fall and go on tour to perform new songs from the album. We announced the dates before we’d finished the album because we were sure we’d finish the album in time. But, unfortunately, while the creative process has been exciting and I’m pretty certain we’re going to deliver the best album of my career so far, the timing hasn’t adhered to the schedule I originally envisioned. In other words, we’re not done with the album. And my team and I have made the agonizing decision to put off the tour until 2013* when we know we will have the new music done and will be ready to fully unveil the creative vision through the album and the live experience.

I’ve never postponed a tour or done anything like this before. I’ve only missed a show due to illness a couple times in my eight-year career. I don’t like letting my fans down, and I sincerely regret disappointing the thousands of you who have already spent your hard-earned money and gotten excited to see the show. Please know that we will try our best to make the music and the 2013 tour well worth the wait. In the meantime, ticket holders can get a refund on your ticket purchases now.

Thanks for your patience. I sincerely apologize if I’ve let any of you down. I’m going to get back to work and make sure we make this album the “best you’ve ever had.”


However, 2012 did give us a couple of new John Legend tracks in the form of ‘(Tonight (Best you ever had)’ from the soundtrack to the movie Think like a Man. 2012 also gave us ‘Who Did That to You’ as featured on the Django Unchained soundtrack. And for those that haven’t heard John Legend’s amazing cover of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep – you need to check it out.

John Legend has released the track ‘The Beginning’ on his website for fans, with the new single from his new album ‘Love in the Future’ being released on 25th March.

John Legend will be Performing at this years Yahoo Wireless Festival in London, 12th July 2013. Stay tuned to The Mixup in the coming weeks as we will be holding a competition to win a pair of tickets for the Yahoo Wireless Festival.

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John Legend - The Beginning

Denny Armatrading

is a massive music fan and has been writing professionally about it since 2009. Graduating from University in Digital Arts & Design for Interactive Media, Denny has years of experience working online in various areas. Music is his passion and his work.