The RecordD'Angelo: 'I'm Trying To Go Deep'
Fans have waited since 2000 for a follow-up to the much beloved Voodoo, a masterful record that gained a cult following after the steamy fervor that greeted the "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" video died down. (Voodoo's Wikipedia article is a fabulous rabbit hole, by the by.) So is the 15-year wait worth it? We haven't had the album for more than a day, but, man, the beat on "1000 Deaths" is totally bugged out, the Questlove-produced "The Charade" is a psychedelic cut featuring some of his most explicitly political lines — "All we wanted was a chance to talk, 'stead we only got outlined in chalk / Feet have bled a million miles we've walked, revealing at the end of the day, the charade" — and "Ain't That Easy" reflects what D'Angelo called his new "louder band" in his interview with Nelson George.