NPR First Listen Shares Cody ChestnuTT's New Album 'My Love Divine Degree'
Cody ChesnuTT, the legendary soul troubadour known for his raw and honest storytelling, is set to release his first album in four years, the soul elevating My Love Divine Degree. The album will be released on June 2, 2017 in North America on Handwritten Records with a CD release scheduled for June 30, 2017 and a vinyl edition shortly to follow. Pre-order the album here: https://OLI.lnk.to/MLDDFO
NPR Music is premiering the full album stream on their "First Listen" series and praised it stating "After taking four years off to live, be a father to his family, and receive more divine inspiration, he's back with his deepest resolution yet. My Love Divine Degree is an offering straight from ChesnuTT's eccentric soul...This time it's driven by an even stronger sense of responsibility - to his family, to the black diaspora, to the peaceful proliferation of all humanity."
Listen to My Love Divine Degree here: http://n.pr/2rD45QN
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.
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. Cody is currently touring Europe and has his sights on a North American tour for late summer. Two one-off shows are confirmed for June 19thin Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot in conjunction with KCRW's "It's A School Night" and on August 5th in Houston, TX @ Beyond The Pines.
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