John Legend Performs ‘Preach’ at Immigration March in Los Angeles


On Saturday, singer-songwriter John Legend unveiled a new song at an immigration march in Los Angeles.

“We see them as human beings who deserve the chance to flourish and be the best versions of themselves that they can be. And it means we treat asylum seekers with compassion We don’t seek to punish them for trying to do what’s right for their families,” Legend began.

He continued on: “If you’re committed to this kind of love, it means you believe in justice. But it’s not easy. It’s not a passive activity. It requires you opening your eyes to injustice, to see the world through the eyes of another. You’ve got to read, you’ve got to travel to other neighborhoods, other parts of the world. You may have to get your hands dirty. You can’t just talk about it or tweet about it. You’ve got to do something.”

Then he introduced the brand new song titled Preach. 

“We wrote this song, it feels right for this moment, it’s a brand-new song, I haven’t even put it out yet,” he told the protest crowds. “I know that opening up Twitter right now feels like it can be a horror show, so much of the news is shocking and maddening and depressing. I think some of us have a strong temptation to just disengage, but we can’t. We can’t do that. I can’t do that. I have to do something. Here is a song I wrote called Preach.”

Listen above, via CNN

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