Last year, John Legend released his Darkness And Light album, slightly turning up the political intensity that was always there in his smooth, engaging R&B. And today, he’s come out with a video for “Penthouse Floor,” the Chance The Rapper collab that works as a lament about society’s divisions. In the clip, Legend plays a hotel room-service waiter who serves rich folks while a protest rages outside. In a quiet moment, he imagines a coming-together that he knows is impossible. Dominique DeLeon directed the video, and Chance is sadly not in it. Check it out below.
Darkness And Light is out now on Columbia.