Music with a Message (Xtina’s Song of the Day)

When writing a song with a positive message, artists must be overly cautious of making a saccharine, generic song. It takes a really good musician with honest intentions. Whenever I come across an inspirational song that actually inspires me, I’m impressed.

This is all to say that John Legend just released a music video for his song “You & I (Nobody in the World)” and its message of beauty in spite of (and because of) our differences really inspired me. I feel like it’s the classier, soulful version of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.” I’ve always had a soft spot for John Legend, although I admittedly don’t listen to much of his music. (Also, Laverne Cox is in the video, and I loooove her!)

Watch the video and let me know what you think. What songs do you find 100% authentic and inspiring?

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