Madiba Riddim Drake
14 November 2016, 10:43
This might make you cry.
John Legend has dropped the music video for his new song 'Love Me Now'.
His wife Chrissy Teigen and their 6-month-old daughter Luna take centre stage as the trio cuddle lovingly throughout the video.
The footage shares a poignant message of love and respect as the video cuts to scenes of recent tragic events, including a refugee camp in Syria and Pulse nightclub in Florida.
Watch 'Love Me Now' below:
The video's director, Nabil Elderkin, explained the message behind the 'Love Me Now' footage.
"This video shows how love can be shared in some of the most difficult situations on earth in which the human spirit and connection with each other prevails," Elderkin said.
"From one of the longest standing refugee camps in northern Iraq just 45 miles outside of Mosul, to Standing Rock Reservation where they are fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline that threatens their sacred lands and all of our water, it is a glimpse into these couples' lives and the lives of those in their communities."
The video arrived shortly after John posted an emotional open letter via Instagram last week, in light of recent political and world events.
A public Clinton-supporter, the R&B singer explained in the caption that the election did not go the way that he hoped it would.
It's been quite a time for the United States and the rest of the world as we all watched the election results come in early Wednesday morning. Some of us wept for our country. Some of us celebrated. Some of us are already taking to the streets in protest. You all know how I wanted and expected the election to go. I wanted us to choose unity and inclusion over building walls and singling out ethnic and religious groups for hate and suspicion. I wanted us to choose progress over yearning for some long-lost mythical era when America was supposedly greatest. I wanted us to destroy the highest glass ceiling instead of electing an admitted sexual assaulter. But we did not. These are the election results and all of us will have to learn to deal with it. I will not give up though. I will continue to be aware and vigilant. I will continue to speak out for justice. We didn't think about the election when we planned the release date for this song and video. But in this time of conflict and uncertainty, it's clear that we all need more love. I find it in my family and in my music. Embracing my family has made today full of love and light despite the bad news. But it's also important that we show love and empathy to people who may not look like us or live like us. Those who are marginalized and rejected, feared and left behind. The video premieres Friday and features a diverse group of people from all over the world. From Standing Rock to Iraq, from Orlando to the DR. Love is universal. We all need it. We all can give it. And it will ultimately win over hate. I have to believe that. If you want to join in our celebration of love, use the hashtag #lovemenow and send us a picture of you and someone you care about.
'Love Me Know' will feature on John's upcoming fifth studio album 'Darkness and Light', which is releasing on 2nd December.