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New Music From Bilal + Album News

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After taking a trip to the surreal side of soul on 2013's aptly titled A Love Surreal, Bilal has come back down to earth on his new song, "Satellites."

This first taste of his soon-to-be-released collaborative album with producer Adrian Younge, In Another Life, finds Bilal bearing witness to our tumultuous times and basically asking Marvin Gaye's famous question, "What's going on?"

But here, over Younge's signature psychedelic soul production, Bilal is both a repentant participant and outsider observing humanity's strange, self-destructive ways from a distance.

Ethereal wah-wah guitars, almost funerary organs, and break beat-ready drums provide the perfect accompaniment for Bilal's musings and vocal gymnastics, which go from cooing to shrieking like an R&B Thom Yorke.


In Another Life is out June 30 on Purpose Music Group/eOne Music.



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Reply #1 posted 05/13/15 4:00pm

babynoz

Thanks cool

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #2 posted 05/14/15 4:46pm

duccichucka

What a boring, sterile chord progression.

He's still my favorite singer in the game, however.

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Reply #3 posted 05/15/15 6:24am

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It's not terrible but it doesn't excite me like his earlier work did upon first listen. To this very day I can listen to "Soul Sista" and still jam to it like it was just released. Oh well, still love him anyway. Going to see him next month live, so I'm super excited!!! cool

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Reply #4 posted 05/15/15 6:43am

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missfee said:

It's not terrible but it doesn't excite me like his earlier work did upon first listen. To this very day I can listen to "Soul Sista" and still jam to it like it was just released. Oh well, still love him anyway. Going to see him next month live, so I'm super excited!!! cool

His 1st cd was by far his best.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #5 posted 05/15/15 2:39pm

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Graycap23 said:

missfee said:

It's not terrible but it doesn't excite me like his earlier work did upon first listen. To this very day I can listen to "Soul Sista" and still jam to it like it was just released. Oh well, still love him anyway. Going to see him next month live, so I'm super excited!!! cool

His 1st cd was by far his best.


His first cd is really entertaining but it's hardly a cohesive artistic statement. It's really just a show-
case for his vocal prowess; Love For Sale is my favorite album. But yeah, 1st Born Second is really
good in a collection-of-singles-kinda way.

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Reply #6 posted 05/16/15 11:51am

RJOrion

LOve 4 Sale was REALLY good

1st Born 2nd = meh

Prince is this guy's daddy anyway..i always thought he copied P's vocal mannerisms too close

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Reply #7 posted 05/16/15 12:15pm

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RJOrion said:

LOve 4 Sale was REALLY good

1st Born 2nd = meh

Prince is this guy's daddy anyway..i always thought he copied P's vocal mannerisms too close


Yeah, you can certainly hear some of Prince's vocal influences on Bilal, but I wouldn't call him
his daddy.

Bilal is inimitable.

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Reply #8 posted 05/17/15 12:33pm

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I have a hard time picking a favorite Bilal album. They're all quite different. I might have to go for A Love Surreal (?) though. It has depth beyond the others.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #9 posted 05/17/15 3:17pm

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I'm all in for this. I don't really care for the track Satellite but Bilal always kinda grows on me. Airtight's Revenge and A Love Surreal are both interesting and very different from 1st Born Second. I hope he considers reworking some of the tracks on Love For Sale unreleased album. White Turn to Grey is s killer ballad.
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Reply #10 posted 05/17/15 3:34pm

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daingermouz2020 said:

White Turn to Grey is s killer ballad.

His best ballad.

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Reply #11 posted 05/17/15 3:55pm

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I'm especially partial to "Little One'', which he dedicated to his Autistic son. My heart breaks into tiny pieces every time I hear it.

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Reply #12 posted 05/18/15 8:44am

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daingermouz2020 said:

I'm all in for this. I don't really care for the track Satellite but Bilal always kinda grows on me. Airtight's Revenge and A Love Surreal are both interesting and very different from 1st Born Second. I hope he considers reworking some of the tracks on Love For Sale unreleased album. White Turn to Grey is s killer ballad.

Hell yes nod

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Reply #13 posted 05/20/15 4:50am

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Reply #14 posted 05/20/15 4:58am

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^^^Haha, interesting video. Is the song playing in the last 1 minute left of the video another song? If so, that one was pretty hot! Looking forward to the album. nod

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Reply #15 posted 06/03/15 2:23pm

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Tour Dates:



Jun30 @ World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 01 @ Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
Jul 02 @ Essence Music Festival – New Orleans, LA*
Jul 03 @ Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
Jul 04 @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
Jul 18 @ Center Stage Theater- Atlanta, GA
Jul 21 @ Under The Bridge – London, United Kingdom
Jul 23 @ The Sugar Club – Dublin, Ireland
Jul 28 @ North Sea Jazz Club – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jul 30 @ New Morning – Paris, France

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Reply #16 posted 06/04/15 7:57am

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Last night I heard this new song by Bilal called "The Way You Are" I'm not sure if this is something off the new album or something old where he's being featured on someone else 's album. But I did like it.
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Reply #17 posted 06/05/15 12:43am

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He contributed vocals to "The Way You Are", on Zap Mama's 2009 album Recreation.

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Reply #18 posted 06/05/15 10:56am

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Identity said:





He contributed vocals to "The Way You Are", on Zap Mama's 2009 album Recreation.


ok Thanx
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Reply #19 posted 06/14/15 4:05pm

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daingermouz2020 said:[quote]

Identity said:





He contributed vocals to "The Way You Are", on Zap Mama's 2009 album Recreation.


ok Thanx[/quote Just looked up this albums track listing. It has his usual number of tracks I think but a lot of songs are very short like 2, 2.5 to 3minutes.
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Reply #21 posted 07/03/15 10:24pm

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I just got back home from attending the Bilal concert at the Birchmere.....man oh man...Bilal is such an energetic and superb performer!!!! The show was off the chain and there was never a dull moment. Bilal surely has the pipes...he was hitting them notes effortlessly and also his band was very tight. He mostly performed the bulk of his material from his new album, the encore set comprised mostly of material from the past couple of albums. The only song he performed from the first album was "Sometimes". He performed for nearly two hours...time and money well spent. I overheard some of the folks in attendance voicing their disappointment that he didn't perform "Soul Sista" at the end, but to me, since I'm more than familiar with his other work, I didn't mind it. I would surely recommend to see him live and in action. I'd definitely see him again. thumbs up!
I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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