Friday, July 24, 2009
Whatever Happened to D'Angelo?
Since 2000's Grammy winning Voodoo we’ve waited for D’Angelo’s follow-up act, and … nothing. Here is the most recent update: according to Lindsay Guion, D’Angelo’s manager, no album will be released this summer (tentatively called James River). No collaborators have been confirmed. Potential collaborators include Prince, John Mayer, Cee-Lo Green, and Raphael Saadiq. The artist is living in Richmond. He’s recording there and in New York City, and he will deliver the tracks to his record company by September. Guion says they have just signed a contract for a U.S. tour that will begin around the holidays. So, the bottom line seems to be that nobody’s going to hear anything from D’Angelo at least well into the fall (or until he moves out of his local Ballys).