Daptone Records Made a Magical Charles Bradley Soundboard for Valentine’s Day


Few singers can speak the language of love with the soulful, unhinged aplomb of Charles Bradley, and that’s why this soundboard of him screaming a bunch of beautiful things is hitting our ears at juuuust the right time.

Bradley — who’s gearing up for the release of his next album, Changes, on April 1 — is the ever-healing Victim of Love, the Screaming Eagle of Soul who turns heartbreak into artistic breakthrough one scorching ballad at a time. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Bradley’s label, Daptone Records, put together this absolutely perfect soundboard, which offers up a bunch of Bradley’s trademark hollers and howls. Anyone who’s seen Bradley live (or given his records a spin, really) won’t be surprised by the fiery bursts of noise that’ll greet them once they’re clicking around this thing. The “Baby, baby, I love you — from the heart” is enough to make us go weak in the knees. Go forth and share this beautiful, heart-fluttering brilliance. Spread love. It’s the Bradley way.

Check out this video of Charles Bradley performing at the 2015 Pazz & Jop party: