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

John Legend

John Legend

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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