Iconic vocalist Charles Bradley was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2016. He was briefly able to return the stage for a number of shows, but a little over a year after his diagnosis—on September 23, 2017—Bradley passed away at the age of 68, having relished every moment in the limelight that eluded him for most of his life.

On Friday, a new posthumous Charles Bradley single, “Lonely As You Are”, was unveiled via Innit Recordings. Recorded in late-2016 while Bradley was undergoing cancer treatment, the singer’s final recording session of his fruitful life took place at producer James Levy’s home studio in Queens. Multi-instrumentalist Paul Defiglia co-produced “Lonely As You Are”, while tapping The Avett BrothersSeth Avett and Mike Marsh to provide acoustic guitar and drums.

Bradley also recorded a second tune during his final recording session with Levy, “Lucifer”, which is set to arrive on May 31st.

Listen to Charles Bradley’s new posthumous single “Lonely As You Are” below:

Charles Bradley – “Lonely As You Are”

[Video: Innit Recordings]