You don’t have to pinch yourself – the new D’angelo album Black Messiah is very real. When it drops, no one knows, though posters have surfaced with “2014” on the bottom and an official listening session has been announced. What we do know is D’angelo’s new song “Sugah Daddy” just landed, and you can download it below.
D’angelo first premiered “Sugah Daddy” live in January 2012 during a Stockholm, Sweden show. Around the same time as the live debut of that song, ?uestlove told Billboard D’angelo’s new album was was “in the home stretch.” He continued, “I know that Fred Wesley and the JB Horns just did a cut that Q-Tip did; I know he’s doing his vocals right now.”
Today (Sunday, Dec. 14th) D’angelo will hold a listening session for the Black Messiah album with guest host and esteemed music journalist Nelson George, who interviewed D’angelo for Red Bull at the Brooklyn Museum earlier this year. The listening session is invite-only and will be held at a secret location.
Download “Sugah Daddy” right here. Is it what you’ve been waiting 14 years for? Let us know.