Bobby Womack Returns With New Album

Bobby Womack is preparing the release of his latest album, The Bravest Man In The Universe, produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell of XL Recordings. The album is set to include an interesting feature from none other than Lana Del Rey, and is set to release June 11 in the UK and June 12 in the US.

Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack is a stalwart soul and gospel figurehead whose resume includes significant contributions across the decades as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. The son of a steelworker, he was born in Cleveland, where he and his siblings formed a gospel group at a young age. While touring with the Soul Stirrers, the Womack Brothers met that group’s lead singer, Sam Cooke. After Cooke’s move from gospel to soul, he contacted the Womacks and asked them to move to California. Bobby Womack was only 16 years old at the time, and he dropped out of school. Under Cooke’s tutelage, they crossed the bridge from sacred to secular music, recording for his Sar label as the Valentinos and the Lovers.