KCRW Names Cody ChesnuTT Song 'Today's Top Tune'
Cody ChesnuTT, the legendary soul troubadour known for his raw and honest storytelling, has released the soul elevating album My Love Divine Degree. The album is out now, available everywhere, on Handwritten Records with a CD release scheduled for June 30, 2017 and a vinyl edition shortly to follow.
The excitement began with the release of the album's first single, "Image of Love" premiere on The Fader and the music video premiere on Afropunk. The album debuted on NPR Music's 'First Listen' and is available now everywhere. On July 6th, "Have You Heard From The Lord Today" will be featured as KCRW's "Today's Top Tune" and will be available to download for 24 hours on KCRW.COM, here, and on the podcast pages of iTunes.
Cody describes the essence of the new album expressing, "This Body of work is medicine for me. Once again, this is my soul trusting the powerful gift of music to be a positive vehicle for sharing the continual process of personal transformation. This organic sound recording explores what commonly may be perceived as universal social complexities, with the thought of divine love, and its application, as a simplifying guiding light. Artfully demonstrating that deeper listening, love and a greater sense of humanity is still the way forward to a healthier and more fruitful human experience."
The 13 tracks that make My Love Divine Degree were recorded and mixed over a span of 18 months, and inspired by daily observations, both internal and external, taking shape in the form of various rhythms and soundscapes, ranging from classic soul to modern synth experimentation.
Cody's career began back in 2002 with the release of his edgy, lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece. After being nominated for two MTV Music Awards, Cody took a family-man retreat from music to reflect and rest after his meteoric rise to fame after his infamous collaboration with The Roots on a reworked version of his hit single The Seed (The Seed 2.0). He returned in 2012 with his second album Landing on a Hundred, and in addition to his solo projects, has contributed to the soundtracks for Oscar Award winning films 12 Years A Slave and Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela.
Wearing his poetic license on his skin like a battle scar, Cody's third full-length album, My Love Divine Degree has been produced by Anthony "The Twilight Tone" Khan, a BMI Award winning, Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter, and DJ known for his work with Kanye West, Common, John Legend, and Pusha T.
The album continues to present us with his ruminations on life that challenge popular notions of what popular soul music can look and sound like. Consistently ground-breaking, Cody ChesnuTT has once again created a body of work that is steadfastly topical and progressive, whilst at its heart incredibly human.
My Love Divine Degree Tracklisting:
1. Anything Can Happen?
2. Africa The Future?
3. She Ran Away?
4. Bullets In The Street And Blood (Feat. Raphael Saadiq)?
5. So Sad To See (A Lost Generation)?
6. Always Sebrena?
7. Make a Better Man?
8. I Stay Ready?
9. Image of Love?
10. It's In The Love?
11. This Green Leaf?
12. Peace (Side-by-Side)?
13. Shine On The Mic?
14. Have You Heard Anything From The Lord Today
"Image of Love": https://youtu.be/aEAiNXKqzL8
"Bullets In The Streets And Blood": https://youtu.be/M8dQrwenZpk