Legend - "Children of the Elements" (audio) (premiere)

by Jedd Beaudoin

4 October 2017


Despite its strong melodic sensibilities, “Children of the Elements,” the final cut from Legend’s second album, is, at six minutes, too long to be a typical pop tune. With a vocal performance that sometimes calls to mind a darker, more mysterious Simon LeBon (had he been kept caged in Robert Smith’s basement for six months), it’s easy to imagine that the piece could ruffle some feathers within the heavy music world too. That alone makes it all the more necessary and all the more enticing.

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