Legend: Teigen has affected songwriting

John Legend admits his songwriting has been greatly influenced by his model fiancée Chrissy Teigen, making him more optimistic.

John Legend’s greatest songwriting influence is his fiancée Chrissy Teigen.

The successful singer proposed to the model in December 2011 after four years of dating.

Six years after they became a couple, the Grammy-winner finds himself penning most of his ballads about his fairer half.

John spoke to BBC News about working on his fourth solo album, Love In The Future.

The track All of Me clearly references the Sports Illustrated beauty.

“All of me loves all of you/All your perfect imperfections/Love your curves and all your edges,” he swoons.

Fans can expect other tracks on the album to come from a similarly lovestruck place.

“The overwhelming sensibility is one of optimism,” John confessed, adding of his soon-to-be bride, “She’s definitely affected my songwriting.”

The album marks a major change of tune from John’s first album, Get Lifted.

The 2004 release featured tracks like Ordinary People, in which the crooner glosses over his cheating ways.

The future Mrs. Legend wasn’t much of a fan.

“She made a joke: ‘No more cheating songs,’” he mused. “Because my first album had a few…”

John and Chrissy are planning to exchange vows when he’s finished promoting Love In The Future.

The singer admits he couldn’t be more blissfully in love with his constant companion.

“You become best friends,” he said. “You’re intimate best friends but you’re best friends.”
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Wednesday, 17. April 2013