After gaining much critical acclaim for his album that ended his 14-year hiatus, Black Messiah, D’Angelo has revealed that he is working on a “companion” album to go with the project.
“If it were left entirely up to me, [Black Messiah] wouldn’t have come out,” he told Rolling Stone. “I had to get out of my head. Because there were so many songs that I wanted people to hear. What I’m working on now is like a companion piece. I hope people receive it that way. It’s part of the same vision.”
The Virginia native said he had so many ideas that they could not fit on one album. For his Black Messiah follow up, it seems like fans will not have to wait another 14 years for new music.
“I’m trying to keep myself open, my heart open, to receive and to know what that is,” he said. “But I do want to put a lot of music out there. I feel like, in a lot of respects, that I’m just getting started.”