D’Angelo has been MIA for a minute now. Therefore, there’s some catching up to do.
There’s a lot about the soul singer many folks don’t know.
He gave a lecture at Brooklyn Museum hosted by Red Bull Academy and moderated by filmmaker and journalist Nelson George.
D’Angelo talked about his new sound and misinterpretation of his former sound.
“I never claimed neo-soul,” he said. “When I first came out, I would say, ‘I make Black music.’” He also shared what he considers to be the future of his music, saying, “It’s expanding. There’s less segregation of genre. If it’s good, it’s good.”
He’ll always love being a soul artist, but right now he’s exploring elsewhere.
“During the recording of Voodoo, the singer said that Jimi Hendrix was “a big influence and spirit in the place. Rock is a natural progression for me.” For his fans that expect only soul singing…
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