Bobby Womack, The Bravest Man in the Universe
Available June 12th
"You know more at 65 than you did at 25," says Womack. "I understand the songs much better now." The 68-year-old soul great's career was derailed by years of drug abuse; now he's back with his first album in more than a decade, produced by XL Records head Richard Russell and Gorillaz's Damon Albarn. His lovely rasp shines on "If There Wasn't Something There," about estranged wife Regina, and "Dayglo Reflection," featuring pop siren Lana Del Rey. "It's not about 14 Rolls Royces and two Bentleys," adds Womack. "Even if this album never sells a nickel, I know I put my best foot forward."
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