In case you missed the news, D’Angelo released his first album in 15 years last night. It’s titled Black Messiah, and it’s the funky Christmas present you didn’t know you’ve been waiting for all year. Over the weekend, D’Angelo debuted the first single from the album, titled “Sugah Daddy,” and as of this morning, you can stream the whole damn thing on Spotify. So, if you have any other plans to listen to music or podcasts today, you might want to postpone them so you can give a proper listen to this rich and funky slab of psychedelic R&B. In the meantime, we’re temporarily changing our name to D’Angelo magazine. Just bear with us for a little while.
Listen to the D’Angelo Black Messiah stream below.
D’Angelo and the Vanguard Black Messiah:
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
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.