The "Black Messiah" is rising.
Well, that happened fast. After more than a decade of waiting on the follow-up to his undisputed-classic VoodooÂ album, D'Angelo fans are getting hit left-and-right with new material from the R&B legend. Just a few hours after dropping the project's first single, D has let loose the official tracklistÂ as well as a brief introductory note for listeners. While no guestsÂ are currently credited, Pitchfork confirmedÂ that Q-Tip will be providing vocals on the album while ?uestlove contributes instrumentals.
âBlack Messiah is a hell of a name for an album. It can easily be misunderstood,â reads the release. âFor me, the title is about all of us. Itâs about the world. Itâs about an idea we can all aspire to. We should all aspire to be a Black Messiah.â Check out the full note in the gallery above.
Check the tracklist below. Is D'Angelo about to drop a last minute album of the year contender? Let us know what you think in the comment section.
1. âAinât That Easyâ
2. â1000 Deathsâ
3. âThe Charadeâ
4. âSugah Daddyâ
5. âReally Loveâ
6. âBack in the Future (Part I)â
7. âTill Itâs Done (Tutu)â
9. âBetray My Heartâ
10. âThe Doorâ
11. âBack in the Future (Part II)â
12. âAnother Lifeâ
[Update: Album stream now available]
After 14 years of delays, D'Angelo'sÂ The Black MessiahÂ has finally been let loose on the world with only a few days notice. For those among us who are too young to rememberÂ Voodoo,Â get introduced to an R&B legend below.