Charles Bradley’s Posthumous Final Album Black Velvet Announced, Hear New Single “I Feel A Change”

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Dusty Henry
Photo by Chad Syme

Last year we lost the incredibly voice and spirit that was Charles Bradley, a beloved soul singer who captured audiences through his spellbinding performances and adventurous taste that included covering artists such as Black Sabbath and Nirvana. While Bradley may be gone, the world will once again be graced with his music in what is being billed as his fourth and final album, Black Velvet, out Nov. 9 via Dunham/Daptone Records.

Black Velvet compiles recordings from the sessions of each of Bradley’s records. None of these recordings have been previously released and includes new versions of his covers of Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold,” Nirvana’s “Stay Away,” Rodriguez’ “Slip Away,” as well as new original material. Our first sampling comes with the lead single “I Feel A Change.” Bradley’s howl propels the track, crooning in his trademark style over a sparse arrangement of pattering drums, guitar chops, horns, and looming organ tones.

Listen to the song and watch a powerful black and white video directed by Living On Soul’s Jeff Broadway and Cory Bailey below. Plus, revisit Bradley's performance in the KEXP Gathering Space from 2016.


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