It’s been 12 years since D’Angelo released his last record, Voodoo. However, if we’re to judge what Roots drummer and frequent collaborator Questlove says, it will be well-worth the wait.
Having played his first live show in 12 shows at Bonnaroo, which featured a jam session with the drummer, it’s fair to say that Questlove has some insight to what’s going to be on the Virginia singer’s next album.
“I said, ‘It will be a whole night doing what we used to do at Electric Lady in the Nineties,'” Questlove tells Rolling Stone. “‘Playing the Funkadelic catalog and seeing what we get, the Prince catalog, Hendrix, the Meters.’ He said, ‘Go ahead.’ And once he said, ‘Go ahead,’ I was like, ‘I got you now.'”
“He’s elated,” the drummer continues about the reclusive singer’s progress. “He was just amazed. I wanted him to see how loved he really is because he really doesn’t get it. He seriously doesn’t watch television. He’s not on a computer at all. He’s still listening to vinyl, cassettes and a Discman.”