Is the dawning of a new D'Angelo day finally upon us?
In a new interview with Billboard, D'Angelo's manager Kevin Liles says that the the follow-up to 2000's smash Voodoo is nearly done.
"There'll be an album this year. There's 14 records so far, we might have a couple of bonus records, but all the recording is basically done and we're mixing and mastering now," he said. "Definitely, he'll be back."
D'Angelo's new sound is said to have a rock influence. "At the same time, it's very melodic and there's an influence of all the things he loves: there's James Brown, there's Prince, and everything people grew up loving D'Angelo for, from Brown Sugar to Voodoo," his manager said. "It's a mixture and an evolution of where he is right now. And you have to think that when you have the opportunity to work 10 years on an album, that album's truly gonna be what you want it to be. Is it limited to the kind of sound that he did with the earlier records? No, it's not."
But that's not all! An international tour is supposedly in the works for October. It's safe to say we can't wait for this... but we'll believe it when we hear it.