John Legend has shared the video for “Honey” featuring Muni Long, the second single from his forthcoming album. The Christian Breslauer-directed visual is set in the aftermath of the retro house party featured in the video for “Dope”, the lead single from the upcoming LP.
In the “Honey” video, we find Legend passed out on the living room floor dreaming about the dance party that took place the night before. After a (CGI) bee sting wakes him up, honeycomb walls lure him to a secret room where he finds Muni in a vintage bathtub full of sweet glittery golden honey. The warm morning backlight glows off her skin as she uses her beauty to pull him closer. Watch the steamy scene unfold in the official video below.
Upon the song’s release, Billboard said, “John Legend and Muni Long officially have a contender for song of the summer,” while Rolling Stone called the track “seductive” and “sultry.”
“Honey” was produced by Ryan Tedder, Steven Franks, Lindgren and Tommy Brown, with Legend and Long serving as co-writers along with Melanie Joy Fontana, HARV, Gregory Heinn, Lindgren, Franks, Tedder and Brown. While Long and Legend previously worked together as songwriters, “Honey” is their first collaboration as recording artists.
One of the most streamed and buzzworthy artists in the R&B/hip-hop landscape today, Long is currently dominating Urban and Rhythm radio with her No.1, platinum breakthrough smash “Hrs And Hrs.” Before breaking out as a solo artist, she spent the last decade behind the scenes co-writing hits for other artists including Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, and Selena Gomez, to name a few.
Next month, John Legend will return to Las Vegas for the second leg of his critically acclaimed residency, ‘Love in Las Vegas.’ With shows running from August 5 through 20 and October 14 through 29.