12 Jun 12
Soul legend and full time old man (seriously, it breaks the heart), Bobby Womack, has been doing the Gil Scott-Heron thing lately. With his 26th album The Bravest Man in the Universe now situated comfortably in record stores across the globe he’s throwing everything at the wall, with production from musical fixture Damon Albarn and collaborations with hip young cats (Lana Del Rey), it’s an appropriately huge attempt to end up on the “all time greats” leaderboard. ‘What Happened to the Times’ is the latest video from that album, a crushing ode to former glories, faded memories and gigantic string hooks from Rod Stewart tracks, all wrapped in a blanket of dubbed out soul.
The video is available to see below, and seeings as I was knee deep in redesign when this happened, you can stream the entire album over at NPR. You know, for FREE.