Just when we thought having Lee Fields and Charles Bradley would be enough funk/soul dynamite for this year, legendary Bobby Womack teams up with producers Damon Albarn (from Gorillaz) and XL Records owner-producer Richard Russell to bring a new flavor of soul for our delight; “The Bravest Man in the Universe” has that touching Bobby Womack with a classy electronic touch, 11 tracks of beautiful and highly original songs.
“Please Forgive My Heart” and “Dayglo Reflection” are great examples of how this new sonority can so beautiful and touching; every beat, every voice, every element used in such a perfect minimal way.
“Whatever Happened to the Times” together with the video are like a statement that saying; “this is the soul from the future, have a nice trip”
Its really pleasant to see Bobby Womack reinventing himself and showing how relevant he still is to today’s music, this album is an instant classic for the more open minded Soul music lovers.
Right on Bobby.
Stoned Tracks: “The Bravest Man in The Universe”; “Please Forgive My Heart”; “Deep River”; “Dayglo Reflection”; “Whatever Happened to the Times?”; “Stupid”; “If There Wasn’t Something There”
Below, the making off and the two amazing videos of “Whatever Happened to the Times?” and “Dayglo Reflection”.