Disclaimer: Yes, that is actually a current picture of Michael Archer. As opposed to this…
These are the times I’m thankful for the existence of ?uestlove. Well, besides that whole “best drummer alive” role he maintains as part of The Roots. Sidebar, everyone needs to go get their new album, undun, right now. No, I mean right now! They’ve officially got another classic in their discography. In any case, because of ?uest’s recent interviews, I’m actually starting to believe D’Angelo is alive and coming out with a new album. Needless to say, if you know anything about me, or have read this site before, you already know I’m FUCKING AMPED!
According to recent reports, D’Angelo is embarking on a tour of Europe, beginning in January. At first, I wasn’t too hyped about the news because it still didn’t seem real enough to me. But when ?uest told Pitchfork about Pino Palladino signing on to play bass and Chris Dave signing on to play drums, my “kid in a candy store” meter went through the roof. To add to the excitement, he confirmed D’Angelo’s album is “97% done” and only missing a couple of lyrics. I don’t think you understand how incredible this is. I’m trying to keep my excitement in check, but fuck that son, this album needs to drop ASAP.
I’m sure I could keep rambling about this, but I’ll spare you for now. All I know is, 2012 can’t come soon enough. I rarely buy music these days, but I’ll be that dude waiting outside the store at crackhead hours to get this record. Oh wait, I just remembered iTunes exists. In any case, this better be real son. If not, ?uestlove, I’m coming down to Jimmy Fallon to cause a scene. You’ve been warned.