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Hear Charles Bradley's "I Feel a Change," the First Song from His Posthumous LP

'Black Velvet,' an album of previously unreleased material, is due out on 9 November.

by Alex Robert Ross
07 September 2018, 7:54am

Charles Bradley's final album, Black Velvet, a collection of ten songs spanning the last decade of the soul singer's career, will be released on 9 November. Like all three of Bradley's LPs, it'll be out on Daptone imprint Dunham Records.

The announcement comes alongside a new single, "I Feel a Change," a powerful and typically weather-beaten slow jam that's as immediately affecting as anything in Bradley's catalog. You can watch the black and white video for the song at the top of the page.

In a press release this morning, Daptone outlined the album's process and format. Rather than a greatest hits compilation or a set of demos, Black Velvet will be "a profound exploration through the less-travelled corners of the soulful universe that Charles and his longtime producer, co-writer and friend Thomas "TNT" Brenneck created in the studio together over their decade-long partnership.

Bradley died last September at the age of 68. This 5 November would have been his 70th birthday.

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