There looks to be a bit of an Alabama Shakes connection to the new John Legend album, Darkness And Light, which will be released on December 2.

Blake Mills, who produced the Shakes’ sophomore set Sound & Color, is at the control desk for the new album from the Grammy Award winning soulman, while Alabama Shakes’ singer Brittany Howard duets with Legend on the record’s title track. The album, the R&B star’s fifth solo studio set,  also boasts guest appearances by Chance The Rapper and Miguel.

Mills says of the record: “Darkness And Light digs into John’s long-standing devotion to social justice, the challenges and rewards of a marriage constantly in the public eye, and the recent birth of his first child, Luna.”