WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Recording artist, actor John Legend performs at the Generation Now Inaugural Youth Ball hosted b
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Grammy-winning R&B smoothie John Legend is back with the first song from his upcoming album, the Kanye West-produced Love in the Future.

Entitled "The Beginning," this muted ballad glides along a hip hop beat but never really takes off. "How do you change your clothes, girl, if you change your mind?" Legend dolefully asks, seemingly unaware that that sentence is totally confusing. But listen to it below. Who knows! It may prove to be a grower and not a show-er.