R&B singer Bobby Womack has pretty much seen and done it all during his storied musical career that spans more than 50 years. Womack, an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has performed and worked with the best in the business such as with legendary artists Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, and Janis Joplin, just to name a few.
The 68-year-old is back performing songs from Bravest Man in the Universe, his first album of original music in 18 years, which was released in June.
After health issues kept him away this summer, Womack has been out promoting his album at the New York Apple store in SoHo, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, along with the album’s co-producers Damon Albarn and XL Records founder/president Richard Russell.
Last night Womack added an off-putting collaboration to his lengthy body of work with yet another artist (of sorts), the infamous Lana Del Rey on the French television program Le Grand Journal. The two, along with Albarn, sang a touching (literally) rendition of "Dayglo Reflection," which appears on Womack's new album. Check out the live performance above, and be moved (and slightly taken back) as Womack and Del Rey sing and hold hands together through the entire song. This duet couldn't have been Albarn's idea, right?