It’s been 15 years since D’Angelo’s last album, but almost out of nowhere, he’s back!
D’Angelo fans went from reminiscing about the good old days of ‘VooDoo’ to impatiently awaiting details about his next album, but months went by and life went on.
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Now… D’Angelo pulled a ‘Beyonce’ and released his ‘Black Messiah‘ album without any prior promotion but his fans have been eating it up!
Since the bomb was dropped about the soul crooner’s first album in 15 years (featuring his band The Vanguard), more details have poured in.
Black Messiah is a hell of a name for an album. Many will think it’s about religion. Some will jump to the conclusion that I’m calling myself a Black Messiah. For me, the title is about all of us. It’s about the world. It’s about an idea we can all aspire to. We Should all aspire to be a Black Messiah.
Its about people rising up in Ferguson and in Egypt and in Occupy Wall Street and in every place where a community has had enough and decides to make change happen. It’s not about praising one charismatic leader but celebrating thousands of them. Not every song on this album is politically charged (though many are), but calling this album Black Messiah creates a landscape where these songs can live to the fullest. Black Messiah is not one man. It’s a feeling that, collectively, we are all that leader.
The lead single for Black Messiah will be “Really Love,” a previously-released track that has been updated.
1. “Ain’t That Easy”
2. “1000 Deaths”
3. “The Charade”
4. “Sugah Daddy”
5. “Really Love”
6. “Back in the Future (Part I)”
7. “Till It’s Done (Tutu)”
9. “Betray My Heart”
10. “The Door”
11. “Back in the Future (Part II)”
12. “Another Life”
Black Messiah is available on now…