Soul singer Charles Bradley's star has been on the rise since the release of his widely praised 2011 debut album No Time For Dreaming, and his ascent has continued long after the release of his triumphant second album, 2013's Victim of Love. Dubbed "The Screaming Eagle of Soul," the singer is proud to present his highly anticipated third album Changes, on Daptone imprint Dunham Records.
The album is named for his popular, "smoldering" (SPIN) cover of the Black Sabbath track. "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."
By now, Bradley's remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well documented: how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone's Gabriel Roth. The documentary Charles Bradley: Soul of America, directed by Poull Brien, follows Bradley's extraordinary journey during the electrifying and transformative months leading up to the release of debut album No Time for Dreaming.
The year following the release of No Time For Dreaming was one triumph after another and Victim of Love saw Bradley emerging from his past heartaches stronger and more confident, overflowing with love to share. Victim of Love went on to receive overwhelming praise and was included on numerous "Best of 2013" lists while the album's title track was also named one of Rolling Stone's "Best Songs of 2013."
Produced by Thomas Brenneck and backed by Menahan Street Band, with Changes, the powerhouse performer brings music fans of all ages another unforgettable set of songs and will continue to bring his live shows to stages around the world.
1. God Bless America
2. Good To Be Back Home
3. Nobody But You
4. Ain't Gonna Give It Up
6. Ain't It A Sin
7. Things We Do For Love
8. Crazy For Your Love
9. You Think I Don't Know (But I Know)
10. Change For The World
11. Slow Love