BOBBY WOMACK, Please Forgive My Heart (from The Bravest Man in the Universe, 2012)
Legendary R&B and soul musician Bobby Womack has recently made his solo return to the recording field with the production help of Damon Albarn (Gorillaz/Blur) and Richard Russell (head of XL Recordings). Albarn and Russell’s vision lead his new album, The Bravest Man in the Universe, as their signature electronic and dance beats pepper his soulful voice. If this reminds you of Gil Scott-Heron’s final album (I’m New Here) it’s not by chance - they produced that one too. Womack’s voice kills everything it lays above. Simply put, it’s what heart sounds like.
Do yourself a favor and delve deeper into this album - this track, Please Forgive My Heart, is the one that sticks most in my mind after the album ends, but there is so much to listen to, and for, on the other tracks. So go do some in-depth research, eh?
(for a totally different sound, listen to the final track, Jubilee)