This latest iteration of Nostalgia Ultra comes off the back of the recent news that, after a lengthy sabbatical, R&B and Neo-Soul stalwart D’Angelo will be releasing a much anticipated third studio album entitled Black Messiah. As of now, there is no scheduled release date, but there is some speculation that the album could be with us before the end of the year.
D’Angelo’s Freshman album Brown Sugar helped to establish the budding 90’s ‘Neo-Soul’ movement into a fully fledged genre, along with artists such as Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Maxwell. After a four year retreat from the limelight, D’Angelo returned with his sophmore follow up, Voodoo, in 2001; an album that was hailed as a masterpiece by many critics, won a Grammy for best R&B album in 2001, and solidified his reputation as both a Neo-Soul heavyweight, and an extremely talented musician and singer in his own right. It’s been over a decade since his last full length album, so it’s no exaggeration to say that this news has been met with a very palpable level of excitement – both online and off.
Take a trip back with us by listening to these 6 smooth joints. Each of them are, in their own right, a soundtrack to the Bedroom eyes, burning desires, and broken relationships of the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
Untitled (How Does It Feel)
Nothing Even Matters (Lauryn Hill Ft. D’Angelo)
Feel Like Making Love
Head over to another awesome blog, Consequence of Sound, for a deeper look at the upcoming release, as well as a glimpse at some upcoming tour dates.