Con un mensaje de amor y esperanza llega el nuevo video musical de John Legend. Titulado “Love Me Now”, el músico presenta imágenes en diferentes localidades: las áreas aledañas al club nocturno Pulse en Orlando, la Reserva Standing Rock en Dakota del Sur, el campamento de refugiados Domiz en el norte de Iraq y Puerto Plata, República Dominicana.
Bajo la dirección de Nabil Elderkin (quien ha colaborado en los videos de Kanye West, Frank Ocean y Nicki Minaj), el video también muestra tomas llenas de amor entre la esposa del cantautor, Chrissy Teigen, y su hija Luna.
El día antes del lanzamiento del video, John Legend escribió en su cuenta de Instagram que Estados Unidos se encuentra en un momento en el que debe escoger “unidad e inclusión en lugar de construir muros y atacar grupos étnicos o religiosos”.
It's been quite a time for the United States and the rest of the world as we all watched the election results come in early Wednesday morning. Some of us wept for our country. Some of us celebrated. Some of us are already taking to the streets in protest. You all know how I wanted and expected the election to go. I wanted us to choose unity and inclusion over building walls and singling out ethnic and religious groups for hate and suspicion. I wanted us to choose progress over yearning for some long-lost mythical era when America was supposedly greatest. I wanted us to destroy the highest glass ceiling instead of electing an admitted sexual assaulter. But we did not. These are the election results and all of us will have to learn to deal with it. I will not give up though. I will continue to be aware and vigilant. I will continue to speak out for justice. We didn't think about the election when we planned the release date for this song and video. But in this time of conflict and uncertainty, it's clear that we all need more love. I find it in my family and in my music. Embracing my family has made today full of love and light despite the bad news. But it's also important that we show love and empathy to people who may not look like us or live like us. Those who are marginalized and rejected, feared and left behind. The video premieres Friday and features a diverse group of people from all over the world. From Standing Rock to Iraq, from Orlando to the DR. Love is universal. We all need it. We all can give it. And it will ultimately win over hate. I have to believe that. If you want to join in our celebration of love, use the hashtag #lovemenow and send us a picture of you and someone you care about.