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John Legend shares teaser of new song “Preach”: “I can’t just sit and hope”

Trae Patton/NBCJohn Legend is gearing up for the release of a new single, “Preach,” by gifting fans with a video teaser. 

Tuesday, the soul singer took to social media to share a brief clip of what appears to be the song’s accompanying visual. “I can’t just sit and hope, I can’t just sit and pray,” Legend captioned the video montage

In the clip, a series of scenarios play out as Legend is seen walking through a church. At one point, the video shows a young black man being harassed by police, chaos occurring in a high school and then a still of Legend facing off against officers sporting riot gear. 

The single is slated for release on February 1.

As previously reported, Legend has been a talking point amid the controversy surrounding R. Kelly. Earlier this month, the singer denounced Kelly by saying he doesn’t “give a f*** about protecting a serial child rapist.”

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