new Charles Bradley album out in November (listen to “I Feel a Change”)
Charles Bradley, who died last year, would've been 70 on November 5, 2018 and that week, Daptone imprint Dunham records will release Black Velvet, a record of never before heard songs recorded during sessions from Charles' three albums, as well as some previously released non-album cuts. It includes his covers of Nirvana's "Stay Away," Neil Young's "Heart of Gold," and Rodriguez's "Slip Away." The first single is the new song "I Feel a Change," which Charles' longtime producer, co-writer and friend Tommy "TNT" Brenneck talked about:
Horns and organ were recorded later adding a haunting beauty to the otherwise a cappella intro. The lyrics are 100% Charles. Personal yet abstract. Directly from the heart. He truly loved the expression ‘going through changes’ and this was a few years before we would record our rendition of Sabbath’s ‘Changes’ with the Budos. Sadly Charles never got to hear the finished version of this beautiful song.
You can watch the video for "I Feel a Change," directed by Jeff Broadway & Cory Bailey, and check out cover art and tracklist, below. You can also hear those three aforementioned covers below.
Black Velvet tracklist:
01 - Can't Fight The Feeling
02 - Luv Jones
03 - I Feel A Change
04 - Slip Away
05 - Black Velvet
06 - Stay Away
07 - Heart Of Gold
08 - (I Hope You Find) The Good Life
09 - Fly Little Girl
10 - Victim Of Love (Electric Version)