August 25, 2008 / 9:39 PM / 10 years ago

Legend debuting song at Democratic convention

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Soul singer John Legend will debut a new song, “If You’re Out There,” at Monday night’s (August 25) opening session of the Democratic National Convention at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

Singer John Legend rehearses before the start of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 25, 2008. U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) is expected to accept the Democratic presidential nomination at the convention on August 28. REUTERS/Mike Segar

According to a statement, the song is an “anthemic call-to-action and evocation of human potential.” It includes such lines as “We’re the generation / We can’t afford to wait / The future started yesterday and we’re already late.”

“If You’re Out There” features the Agape Choir. It will be available via the Web site after the performance but can be purchased beforehand via iTunes.

The song will also be found on Legend’s next album, “Evolver,” due October 28 via Columbia.


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