It’s been 14 years since D’Angelo delivered a complete body of work. The long awaited “Black Messiah” had no type of promotion leading up to his release date. Monday, December 15th the soul singer quietly dropped his third album on iTunes and Spotify at midnight.
The buzz started by the mysterious video teaser featuring the album, days before the release. This project is expected to do just as well as his sophomore album, Voodoo which brought him to his level of success in the past. Black Messiah was then officially unveiled at a listening party in New York Sunday. Among the new tunes is lead single “Sugah Daddy,” a song D’Angelo has been playing live since February 2012, back when the album’s working title was James River.
Will Black Messiah bring D’Angelo back for good?