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, “Lucifer”, 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. “Lucifer” is the second release from the session, following “Lonely As You Are“, which was co-produced by multi-instrumentalist Paul Defiglia with acoustic guitar and drums by The Avett Brothers’ Seth Avett and Mike Marsh.
Listen to Charles Bradley’s new posthumous single “Lucifer:
Charles Bradley – “Lucifer”
[Audio: Innit Records]