The title of Charles Bradley's upcoming album is Victim of Love, but instead of being hurt by love, he celebrates it on opening track "Strictly Reserved for You." Rather, it's the city and its day-to-day distractions that are getting the 64-year-old singer down on this song, a horn-romancing escape from the humdrum. The album arrives April 2 via Daptone Records imprint Dunham Records, and "Strictly Reserved" shares those label's classic-soul leanings while expanding from the sonic palette of 2011's riveting No Time for Dreaming. He's got his love set aside for you, and also a psych-scorched guitar solo.
Victim of Love track list:
1. "Strictly Reserved for You"
2. "You Put The Flame on It"
3. "Let Love Stand a Chance"
4. "Victim of Love"
5. "Love Bug Blues"
6. "Dusty Blue"
8. "Where Do We Go From Here"
9. "Crying in the Chapel"
11. "Through the Storm"
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires tour dates:
March 21 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Music Festival
April 12 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head
April 13 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
April 14 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
April 17 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
April 18 - Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
April 19 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
April 20 - Waverly, AL @ Waverly Boogie
April 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
April 24 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
April 25 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
April 27 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 28 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
May 1 - Austin, TX @ Antone's
May 2 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
May 4 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 5 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
May 7 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center
May 8 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
May 9 - Chicago, IL @ The Metro
May 10 - Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag
May 11 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
May 13 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
May 16 - New York, NY @ Apollo Theater
May 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 18 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
June 15 - Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest
June 16 - Oslo, NO @ Norwegian Wood Music Festival