16/11/2020: “Please Forgive My Heart” by Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack was a legend. No question. His musical career topped six decades of soul and R’n’B flavours.

Take it as a sign that true talent is timeless, that a man born in 1944 can sing over an edgy electronic neo-soul beat like this after a decade out the game, suffering ill health, and absolutely smash it.

He brings thick layers of emotion, wavering harmoniously and completely transfixing the listener. Transfixed this listener anyway…

The instrumental gives him space to breath – he is the star of the show. But it’s undeniably a subtle stunner, something which does Womack justice as he does justice to it.

The track, and the entire 2012 The Bravest Man In The Universe album, was produced by Blue/Gorillaz icon Damon Albarn and XL Recordings label boss Richard Russell.