Innit Recordings has shared an unreleased Charles Bradley tune known as “Lucifer.” It was recorded in 2016 after months of chemotherapy for his abdomen most cancers therapy and addresses Obama on the finish of his presidency. Bradley died of his most cancers analysis in 2017. “Obama, you’ve done what you had to do/Change the world,” Bradley sings. Listen to the posthumous launch under.
“Charles knew what he wanted to say and he said it quickly,” “Lucifer” co-writer and co-producer James Levy mentioned in a an announcement. “He wore his heart on his sleeve. A true singer.” The observe and the beforehand launched “Lonely as You Are” had been Bradley’s remaining recordings.
Charles Bradley’s remaining album was final yr’s Black Velvet, which featured covers and songs recorded throughout the periods for every of his three earlier albums: No Time for Dreaming (2011), Victim of Love (2013), and Changes (2016). In June, Daptone Records will launch a its 100th 45 RPM single that includes Bradley, Sharon Jones, and extra.
Read “Remembering Charles Bradley, Who Wanted to Hug the World” on the Pitch.