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Excited to announce the first preview shots from John’s shoot in the upcoming issue of FAULT today. The 6-time Grammy award winner - who releases 5th studio album Love in the Future this Spring - was photographed by Miguel Starcevich and styled by Avo Yermagyan exclusively FAULT Winter 2012-13. Keep an eye on FAULT Online for our Behind the Scenes video view, but. in the meantime, check out an excerpt from our feature below:
For nearly 10 years, John Legend has been living up to one of the most ambitious stage names in the business. Born John Roger Stephens, few can argue that the undisputed king of contemporary soul has well and truly earned his appointed title of Legend.
Over the past decade John Legend has made an indelible mark on the music industry with his countless hit singles, unique style and extraordinary talent. As a nine-time GRAMMY Award winner, Legend has garnered respect not only for his successes in the music industry, but also by becoming something of a mainstream renegade in the world of contemporary soul music. From Get Lifted,(his 2004 debut) to his latest offering, Love in the Future, his innovative collaborations with artists such as The Roots, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco has seen John merge various genres and blur the lines of soul, hip hop and inspirational music with effortless cool.
FAULT had the pleasure of spending time with John during the course of our exclusive editorial. We got a chance to speak in-depth with the superstar and get his insight on the music industry as a whole, his personal growth as an artist and what his plans are for 2013.
Can you tell us the reason why you choose Love in the Future as the title for the album? What can your fans look forward to with this LP?
The title was chosen for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I am getting married next year. And secondly, I really wanted to make a modern 21st century soul album. I wanted to create something fresh and exciting yet organic, modern and relevant. So much of music today is computerized, electronic and processed and, with Love in the Future, I wanted the album to be truly reflective of the times – modern soul music.
Interview & Production by Leah Blewitt
Grooming – Anna Branson
Hair – Ron Stephens
Special Thanks to : Shoshanna Stone, Bryant Robinson
We are pleased to announce that FAULT Issue 13 – The Contrasts Issue – is now available to pre-order.
Official release: 15/01/13
FAULT Magazine - the Contrasts Issue - proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:
Billy Bob Thornton
Plus a FAULTless selection of the best Film, Fashion, Music & Photography that represent the contrasting aspects within the creative industries.
The Contrasts issue seeks to highlight the differences – and surprising similarities – between the brightest talents of our times. From mainstream to independent, and every unfortunate stereotype in between, this issue showcases the two sides of the creative coin – from the varying artistic and marketing approaches of different artists, to the contrasting perspectives between our featured personalities’ public personae and their rarely revealed personal sides.
The unifying factor in this world of Contrasts is a shared common element amongst all of this issue’s stars - undeniable creative ability.
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