New Track: Meshell Ndegeocello “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” ft. Cody Chestnutt

 

With her upcoming Nina Simone tribute album about a month away, Meshell Ndegeocello releases a new single for free download. “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” features Cody Chesnutt on vocals backed by a smooth, minimalist track. Stream and download below!

Pour Une Ame Souveraine will be out October 9.

Tour Dates
08/30: Big Indian, NY @ Women’s Music Summit, Full Moon
09/07: Pittsburgh, PA @ City of Asylum
09/08: Pittsburgh, PA @ City of Asylum
10/19: Durham, NC @ Duke University, Reynolds Industry Theater
10/20: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall Theater
12/07: Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA Live

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New Track: Meshell Ndegeocello – “Be My Husband” + MP3 & New Nina Simone Tribute Album

 

The marvelous Meshell Ndegeocello will be making her 10th studio album a dedication to the timeless Nina Simone. Called Pour une âme souveraine (“For a sovereign soul”), Meshell and her band rework several of Nina’s classics. The guest lineup is quite drool-worthy as well, which you can find in the tracklist below. As Meshell describes it, the album is “a dedication to Nina Simone and her incredible influence but it is also a dedication to the single, interior life we all experience.”

Also below, enjoy “Be My Husband” featuring Valerie June as a free download.

Pour une âme souveraine Track List
1. Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
2. Suzanne
3. Real Real feat. Toshi Reagon
4. House of the Rising Sun feat. Toshi Reagon
5. Turn Me On
6. Feelin’ good
7. Don’t Take All Night feat. Sinead O’Connor
8. Nobody’s Fault But Mine feat. Lizz Wright
9. Be My Husband feat. Valerie June
10. Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair feat. Valerie June
11. See Line Woman feat. Tracy Wannomae
12. Either Way I Lose
13. To Be Young, Gifted and Black feat. Cody ChesnuTT
14. Four Women

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Tour dates after the jump