John Legend has dropped two pretty nice singles this year with “Dope” and “Honey.” It turns out those two were just the tip of the iceberg, though. There will be much more to look for this September, when the singer-songwriter will release his eighth studio album LEGEND to the masses. But before that arrives, he’s giving us another listen to what’s in store with the Saweetie-featuring track “All She Wanna Do.”
Where “Dope” and “Honey” were anchored more in soul and R&B, “All She Wanna Do” is squarely aimed at the pop market. The track is equipped with a bouncing melody that glides over synth bass like a dream. Meanwhile, John is back to waxing romantic as he sings of a girl whose affections he’s craving, though she seems more interested in the dance floor.
“All she wanna do is dance / All I wanna do is get up on her / Got me in the palm of her hands / All I wanna touch is her nirvana,” he sings on the chorus. “Feels like I been waitin’ for / Forevеr and a night to get this chance / But all she wanna do is / All shе wanna do is / All she wanna do is dance.”
Saweetie gets to play the lady in question on her guest verse as she gives material girl vibes with rhymes about Jimmy Choos and big funds. But it’s not just about what you give her, but what she can do for you including that thang clap in a track suit.
“All She Wanna Do” doesn’t quite match up to future soul of “Dope” or retro sounds of “Honey,” but we can see it making a decent impact on pop radio. We’ll get to see what else is be found on LEGEND — which features two acts, 24 songs and guest appearances from Rick Ross, Ledisi, Jazmine Sullivan, Amber Mark and more — when the set is released on September 9th.
Check out a stream of “All She Wanna Do” and the song’s lyric video when you press play below. Then stick around to view LEGEND‘s star-studded tracklist.
John Legend LEGEND tracklist:
1. Rounds ft. Rick Ross
3. Dope ft. JID
4. Strawberry Blush
5. Guy Like Me
6. All She Wanna Do
7. Splash ft. Jhene Aiko and Ty Dolla $ign
9. Fate ft. Amber Mark
10. Love ft. Jazmine Sullivan
11. One Last Dance
12. All She Wanna Do ft. Saweetie
3. Wonder Woman
4. Honey ft. Muni Long
5. I Want You to Know
6. Speak in Tongues ft. Jada Kingdom
7. The Other Ones ft. Rapsody
10. Good ft. Ledisi
11. I Don’t Love U Like I Used To