Watch: John Legend Celebrates All Women with Intimate “You & I” Video
The touching visual features 63 women and girls, including the singer’s wife Chrissy Teigen, actress Tatyana Ali, transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox, a woman with vitiligo, a roller derby team, a woman battling cancer and another cancer survivor who reveals mastectomy scars, a pro fighter, a bullied middle-schooler and a young girl with down syndrome.
The ladies are also interviewed for a short documentary, titled What Do You See When You Look In The Mirror, which explores their “thoughts and insights as they take a deep look into the mirror and reflect on themselves and their experiences.”
“It was very hard for me to ever acknowledge that the way I look could be perceived as beautiful,” one woman says in the EVERDREAM-directed clip. “But after college, I realized I have my own individual beauty and nobody can take that away from me.”
“You & I (Nobody in the World)” is the fourth single from John’s fourth studio album, Love in the Future, which released on August 30, 2013.
It follows the Rick Ross-assisted “Who Do We Think We Are,” “Made to Love,” and “All of Me,” which became John’s first #1 single of his career this year.
Executive produced by John alongside Kanye West and Dave Tozer, Love in the Future features New Zealand songstress Kimbra, Brooklyn-based singer Stacy Barthe and English soul artist Seal.