After teaming up with Buju Banton on “Memories”, from Banton’s forthcoming album, Grammy-winning R&B singer John Legend has again collaborated with another reggae sensation, this time for his own project.
Reggae Grammy winner, Koffee was on Friday announced as one of five featured artistes on John Legend’s next studio album. The project, set to be released on June 19, is titled Bigger Love and will see Koffee appearing on the track titled Don’t Walk Away. The 16 track project also features musicians Camper, Jhené Aiko, Gary Clarke Junior, Rapsody.
The Toast singer told The Gleaner that having been a fan of John Legend prior to getting her big break in music, she had aspirations of working with him.
“I’m grateful to have been part of this great project. I was certainly a big fan of John Legend and yes, had hoped I’d have been able to work with him,” she said. “He’s extremely talented and truly a ‘legend’. It was great working with him.”
Koffee said when initial contact was made to get her to be a part of the project she was ecstatic. “I was excited to get working. For me, it meant the world is paying close attention to the new talent coming out of Jamaica,” she said.
John Legend has always been keen on collaborations with Jamaican talent, having collaborated with Buju Banton twice. For this project, Legend also tapped one of Jamaica’s top producers, Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor for the leading track, “Bigger Love,” that was released in April.