John Legend Previews New Single ‘Love Me Now’

Get ready to “Love” on some new John Legend.

The R&B crooner is providing a teaser of his new single “Love Me Now,” which will premiere on Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. EST on Facebook Live.

“I don’t know who’s gonna kiss you when I’m gone,” he sings over the galloping beat. “So I’m gonna love you now like it’s all I have / I know it’ll kill me when it’s over / I don’t want to think about it / I want you to love me now.”

The cover art features an intimate shot of Legend and his supermodel wife, Chrissy Teigen. The couple welcomed their daughter, Luna Simone Stephens, in April.

“Love Me Now,” which arrives at digital retailers Friday, is the lead single off Legend’s forthcoming fifth album. It follows 2013’s Love in the Future, which featured his “All of Me” smash.

This weekend, John will have a hometown hero’s welcome when he visits Springfield High School in Springfield, Ohio. There, he will attend and perform at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 9. Legend reportedly raised $500,000 for the $2.5 million theater that will be named after him as it re-opens at his alma mater.