Thursday, March 8th 2012
News: Bobby Womack
Back in December, Richard Russell, the head of XL Records, told Billboard that he was co-producing Womack’s new record with Mr. Albarn, and today the first track from that record was released.
Titled Please Forgive My Heart, the song is a slow burning groove built around a heartbeat drum track and Womack’s soul-pouring vocals. At about the one-minute mark some vaguely Gorillaz-esque synth-accordion sounds come in, helping to give the song a bit more texture. The song winds down with a simple, effective acoustic guitar, which sounds like it might segue directly into whatever track ends up following it on the record. Check it out below:
The record, titled The Bravest Man in the Universe, isn’t out until June 12th but you definitely want to keep your ears on this one.
For more information and a free download of the track, head on over to Womack’s official site.