After 14 long years, R&B singer D'Angelo released his third album Black Messiah. Available digitally on iTunes and Spotify at midnight Dec. 15, the album featuring the singer's band, The Vanguard, was announced only hours earlier at an exclusive industry listening party at the Dream Hotel in New York City.
At the event, Questlove (who DJ'd the listening party and contributed to Black Messiah) reportedly called the album "the Apocalypse Now of black music."
Rumors of a new album began gaining steady traction over the weekend after the singer released the first taste of the record, "Sugah Daddy" on Friday and mysterious lyric-imprinted posters began popping up in Brooklyn, bearing the line "All we wanted was a chance to talk / 'Stead we only got outlined in chalk," from "The Charade."
The record's first single "Really Love" is slated to impact radio tomorrow, according to Time.com.
Listen to the album: