This June soul legend/Damon Albarn muse Bobby Womack will release his first album of new material in 18 years. Today he shared the inspirational-sounding title track "The Bravest Man in the Universe." The song blends subtle strings with a mid-tempo electronic beat, one that wouldn't sound out of place on a Gorillaz album (his guest spots were the highlight of their latest record Plastic Beach).
Womack was recently diagnosed with colon cancer, and here he alludes to a spiritual re-awakening when he croons, "I once was lost/ But now I'm found," echoing the lines from "Amazing Grace." We're hoping he has a speedy recovery.
The Bravest Man in the Universe is out June 12 on XL Recordings.