D'Angelo Live @ Sydney Soulfest 2014. Image by Dj Liche
Black Messiah hit stores in December 2014, just in time for christmas. Currently number two on the Australian i-Tunes R&B Chart, and number one on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart. The long anticpated release from D'Angelo with his band the Vanguard was definitely worth the wait. Hard to believe it's been well over 10 years since Voodoo was released.
Recently featured on Soul D'lite Radio's 'Double Dip' segment, 'Betray My Heart' and 'Suggah Daddy' would have to be two authentically classic sounding D'Angelo tracks off Black Messiah. Also the stand out tracks for me.
D'Angelo is heavily involved in writing all the lyrical content with Q-Tip co-writing on some of the tracks. Questlove also lends his talents to parts of the album. With no 'digital plugins' of any kind it's no wonder the sound is superb!
I think it's also fair to say D'Angelo is back and on top again. 2015 should be a great year for soul lovers. As a Dj, Radio Host and Tastemaker 'Black Messiah' from D'Angelo and The Vanguard is one of the summer soul essential albums to have in your collection for 2015.
Australian fans were super excited to see the legend in action at Soulfest in October 2014. Check out some of the images I captured from Australia's first every neo soul, soul & hip hop festival.
D'Angelo and band performing live @ Sydney Soulfest Victoria Park 2014. Image by Dj Liche.
D'Angelo soulin out!!! Performing live @ Soulfest Victoria Park Sydney 2014. Image by Dj Liche
Soul Legend D'Angelo at work performing for Sydney Soulfest crowd. Image by Dj Liche