Bobby Womack is back! And his new song, ‘The Bravest Man In The Universe’, is a class bit of work. His voice sounds as rich and as emotive as ever, while the production (from Damon Albarn and XL head-honcho Richard Russell) adds a depth and groove that gives a great modern spin on the Bobby Womack of old. It’s funky, edgy and, above all, really, really good.
After hearing this new track I indulged myself and had a Womack-sesh at work today, listening to The Poet (I & II) in their entirety. With the sun shining, I can’t encourage you to do the same enough. It’s great music to put on and sip on a long drink to while there’s a barbeque on in the background. As posting entire albums is generally frowned upon (rightly so!), I’ll just put up his best known song.
The new album, also titled The Bravest Man In The Universe, is out June 11th on XL recordings. You can preorder it by following the link below. If you want to listen to a good quality version of the track (ours is deliberately crappy) the follow this link to the official YouTube stream. To read a great interview with him, click here.