January 24, 2020

D’Angelo's Masterpiece 'Voodoo' Laid Out the Blueprint for a New Masculinity

Luis Minvielle, writing for Okayplayer:

D’Angelo was able to create this state of expression, of inclusive intimacy and universal love, by embracing his own femininity, and embracing what’s feminine in soul music. The liner notes are exact: “If we are to exist as men in this new world many of us must learn to embrace and nurture that which is feminine with all of our hearts.”

Voodoo is still one of my favorite albums to date. Its expression of love in its deepest and most intricate ways with a soundtrack which captures the mood beautifully are what keep me coming back to it. It’s deep, but not inaccessibly deep.