New Song From Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart

Bobby Womack has been in the news recently. First I saw an announcement from Bootsy Collin’s Facebook page that Womack was in the hospital with pneumonia. Then I read that he had cancer. A terrible turn of events for a man who has had an outsized influence on modern music.

Then this morning I came across a new single from him on the Rolling Stone site. I had no idea he was making a record! Turns out he is. And it’s his first in 13 years. The album is called Bravest Man in the Universe, and it’s planned for release on June 12th.

The first single, “Please Forgive My Heart”, is gripping. You can hear the life lived in his voice, and there’s some ghostly piano accompanying his voice. This is coupled with some electronic production work that brings a modern pop feel to the song. It melds seamlessly with the underlying track. Great production work from Damon Albarn and Richard Russell.

Bobby Womack – “Please Forgive My Heart”

Or Stream it at Rolling Stone:
Bobby Womack – “Please Forgive My Heart”