For John Legend, love and social protest make for an ‘interesting mix’

From the LA Times: John discusses his move between top 10 hits and gospel-inspired protest songs.

February 3, 2015

“‘Doing both is in the tradition of artists I’ve grown up listening to, like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Nina Simone,’ says Legend, 36. ‘They made beautiful romantic songs but also made really great protest songs. I don’t think it’s incompatible for an artist to be able to do both.'”