I almost can't sit still long enough to type this post, so I'mma make it short.
D'Angelo is back.
Y'all don't hear me though. D'Angelo is back.
Rumours have been floating around for the past few years that my first love was doing new music, but the comeback trail has been riddled with legal troubles, car accidents, and rehab stints. I had almost given up hope and was ready to go buy a new copy of Voodoo (my original is pretty much played allllllllldaway OUT), until I saw some news today that made my insides tingle.
First, I saw this link to a story about D'angelo's upcoming European tour. I saw the pic. I said, "Ok, my boo piece looks healthy and ready to go!"
Then, even better - Questlove of the Roots tweeted a video of D'Angelo reprising "Sh*t, Damn, Motherf*cker" live in Stockholm today (or yesterday, however the time difference goes). If you haven't heard it yet, here you go (not much to see, but just sit back and listen):
Siiiighhhhhh...that voice! Hopefully he's back for real, and is in a healthier physical and mental space - I'm ready for some of that sexy, sensual, grown folks music.
*presses play on that YouTube video again...and again...*
Are any of you out there D'Angelo fans? I've been loving this man since his chubby-hide-behind-the-piano-in-a-long-leather-jacket days...holla in the Comments section if you're as happy as I am about this news!