Koffee gets a feature on John Legend’s upcoming album, Bigger Love.
Jamaica’s youngest Grammy winner, singing sensation Koffee, has unlocked yet another level by copping a major feature on r&b superstar John Legend’s upcoming album, Bigger Love. Legend, who already boasts an impressive catalog of 6 studio albums and four live albums, is gearing up to drop Bigger Love on June 19, 2020. The 16 track project features musicians Camper, Jhené Aiko, Gary Clarke Junior, Rapsody, and Koffee, who adds her vocals to track 12, “Don’t Walk Away.”
Much like everything in her fulfilling career, the feature has been a dream come through for the Rapture singer, who expressed that she has wanted to work with Legend.
“I’m grateful to have been part of this great project. I was certainly a big fan of John Legend and yes, had hoped I’d have been able to work with him,” she expressed while speaking to the Jamaican Gleaner. “He’s extremely talented and truly a ‘legend’. It was great working with him.”
She continued by embracing what such a feature means for not just her but the industry in general. “I was excited to get working. For me, it meant the world is paying close attention to the new talent coming out of Jamaica,” she said.
— Koffee (@originalkoffee) June 12, 2020
Thank YOU! You're incredible!
— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 12, 2020
In revealing the tracklist and beautifully painted cover art from the project on Instagram, John Legend wrote, “I poured my heart and soul into these songs and collaborated with some incredibly gifted co-writers, producers and musicians.”
Seemingly not content with just one Jamaican talent on the project, reggae lover John Legend also drafted the creativity of one of the island’s top producers. Di Genius worked with another top producer, Cautious Clay, to bring across a truly bold sound on the leading track, “Bigger Love,” that was released in April. The accompanying video for “Bigger Love” quintessentially captures the spirit of the album, which Legend expounded on during his Instagram post.
“The songs are inspired by the loves of my life: my wife, my family and the rich tradition of black music that has made me the artiste I am … This album is a celebration of love, joy, sensuality, hope, and resilience, the things that make our culture so beautiful and influential,” continued John.
Sadly, Koffee did not disclose much information about her feature and instead asked fans to stream or buy the project to experience the magic she has laid down.
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I’m so excited to introduce my new album #BiggerLove to the world. Here’s the album cover painted by brilliant artist @charlylpalmer. Swipe for the track list, including my amazing featured guests. This project has been a labor of love for me, something I’ve spent over a year conceiving and creating. I poured my heart and soul into these songs and collaborated with some incredibly gifted co-writers, producers and musicians. The songs are inspired by the loves of my life: my wife, my family and the rich tradition of black music that has made me the artist I am. All of these songs were created prior to the world being rocked by a pandemic, prior to the latest police killings in the U.S. that sent so many to the streets in protest. During these painful times, some of us may wonder if it’s ok to laugh or dance or be romantic. Lately, the images of black people in the media have been showing us with knees on our necks, in mourning, or expressing our collective outrage. We feel all those emotions. But It’s important for us to continue to show the world the fullness of what it is to be black and human. Through our art, we are able to do that. This album is a celebration of love, joy, sensuality, hope, and resilience, the things that make our culture so beautiful and influential. I’m under no illusion that music can save the world or solve the world’s problems, but I’ve always turned to music to help me through tough times and I know many of you have done the same. That’s why I couldn’t wait to release this album to the world. I debuted in 2004 with an album called Get Lifted. And now, as we enter the summer of 2020, I hope this new album can get you lifted again, fill your hearts with love and inspiration, give you something to dance to, something to hold hands to, something to make love to. A week from today, on June 19, I invite you to experience a #BiggerLove.