Soul singer Charles Bradley announced his upcoming third album Changes. It’s set to be released on April 1st, 2016 via Daptone Records imprint Dunham Records.
The album is named for Bradley’s cover of the Black Sabbath track which was previously only available as a Record Store Day 45. The song will appear on the album and will be available for purchase digitally for the first time. “I think about the lyrics very closely when I sing ‘Changes’ and get emotional,” notes Bradley. “It makes me think of my mother and the changes in my life since she passed away.”
Bradley’s “against-all-odds” rise has been documented in Charles Bradley: Soul of America. He transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of dead-end jobs before being discovered by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth. Directed by Poull Brien, the movie expresses Bradley’s journey during the months leading up to the release of his debut album, No Time for Dreaming. His follow up release, Victim of Love, received overwhelming praise and the album’s title track was named one of Rolling Stone’s “Best Songs of 2013.”
Changes will no doubt be highly anticipated. Charles Bradley performs in Port Chester, NY on 12/30 and in Washington, DC on New Year’s Eve. More US dates will be announced soon. For his upcoming international tour dates, visit www.thecharlesbradley.com.