John Legend: I'm not an emotional guy

Chart-topping musician John Legend has insisted he is "not an emotional man", contrary to popular perception

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John Legend is "not an emotional man".

The 'All of Me' singer - who has 11-month-old daughter Luna with his model wife Chrissy Teigen - may be known for his heartfelt lyrics, but he isn't so expressive about his feelings in everyday life.

He told Cosmopolitan magazine: "I'm not an emotional man in general, which surprises people.

"However, I wrote 'Right By You' from my new album, for my daughter Luna, and when she was two months old, I sang it to her and Chrissy, which made me cry.

"Chrissy, Luna and music are my greatest loves."

The 38-year-old star admits he used to use his songwriting abilities to try and impress girls when he was younger.

He said: "When I was at high school, I used to write gospel songs for girls I was trying to hit on.

"Sometimes it worked, but not all the time."

Meanwhile, John recently admitted becoming a parent had changed his songwriting style.

Speaking about his current style and how it differs from his 2004 debut album 'Get Lifted', John said: "I've grown up a lot in the last twelve years and had a lot more life experiences. Getting married and having a baby have added new perspectives and depth to the subjects I sing about too. Just from living in the world and seeing more contemporary issues have added new layers to my music which weren't there before."

And the singer - who married his partner in 2013 - has praised his family for bringing more meaning and "positivity" to his album 'Darkness and Light'.

He explained: "I think I've always been an optimistic person and I think that streak of optimism runs through each of my albums.

"I think there is just more depth to what I'm feeling because everything means more to me now I have a wife and daughter. Everything is more significant and I'm thinking more philosophically about things and thinking about life and death a lot more."

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