“The overwhelming sensibility is one of optimism,” Legend told BBC News about Teigen’s influence on the album. “She’s definitely affected my songwriting.” – Songfacts.com
I became familiar with John Legend from La La Land. He wrote and performed that show-stopper – Start a Fire. Overall, I was really impressed by not only his musical talent but his credibility as an actor. He represented the allure of commercial success and the move away from traditional and pure jazz towards the mainstream. He was tailor made for that part.
Then I stumbled upon this song ‘All of Me’ which is from his fourth album Love in the Future. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 11 in May 2014. It basically took the world by storm peaking very high in most of the western world’s charts. Like many of the modern day ballads I actually prefer listening to the verses over the chorus and All of Me is no different.
According to wikipedia: “All of Me” is a tender piano power ballad, which was inspired by his then-fiancée, now wife, model Chrissy Teigen…. In June 2013, Legend premiered “All of Me” during a performance on Oprah Winfrey’s Oprah’s Next Chapter…Ken Capobianco of The Boston Globe named the song the album’s “essential track”…..The song’s music video was shot in Italy just days before Legend’s wedding, featuring his fiancée, model Chrissy Teigen. The video ends with footage from their actual wedding in Lake Como, Italy.