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D’Angelo Now Working on Companion Piece to Black Messiah


Image Courtesy Greg Harris/RCA RecordsEarlier this year, D’Angelo surprised everyone with the release of his latest album, Black Messiah, which ended his nearly 15-year hiatus from music.  Now, the singer has revealed that fans will have a follow-up sooner that they think.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the singer first explained what inspired him to release Black Messiah without advance fanfare.

“It was time,” he tells the publication. “Everyone was in the streets, so we sat down with the team and did some soul-searching and decided to put it out. But if it were left entirely up to me, it wouldn’t have come out. I had to get out of my head. Because there were so many songs that I wanted people to hear.”

As Rolling Stone reports, Black Messiah was, in fact, “only a portion of the album he envisioned.”  That’s why D’Angelo is attempting to finish the follow-up, made up of tracks left over from the Black Messiah sessions.

And what can fans expect of that effort?  D’Angelo replies, “What I’m working on now is like a companion piece. I hope people receive it that way. It’s part of the same vision.”

In the meantime, you can check out the funky singer on the remaining dates of his North American summer outing, dubbed the Second Coming Tour, which wraps June 28 in Sayreville, NJ.  Visit for more information.

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