Legend debuting song at Democratic convention

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NEW YORK (Billboard) - Soul singer John Legend will debut a new song, “If You’re Out There,” at Monday night’s (August 25) opening session of the Democratic National Convention at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

According to a statement, the song is an “anthemic call-to-action and evocation of human potential.” It includes such lines as “We’re the generation / We can’t afford to wait / The future started yesterday and we’re already late.”

“If You’re Out There” features the Agape Choir. It will be available via the Web site after the performance but can be purchased beforehand via iTunes.

The song will also be found on Legend’s next album, “Evolver,” due October 28 via Columbia.