Charles Bradley has announced his new album with a video of him performing a cover of ‘Changes’. A new album, of the same name, will be released in April 2016.

Charles Bradley has been performing his unlikely cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Changes’ live for a while. He’s now made a video for it and released that along with details about a new album.

The clip itself is sparse and compelling, just Bradley emoting to camera. The original plan was to film him singing to the track in the middle of Times Square, but the director Eric Feigenbaum kept returning to this stark, single take.

You can see why.

Speaking about the track and the video Bradley says:

“When I sing ‘Changes’ I get emotional. “It makes me think of my mother and the changes in my life since she passed away.”

He’s also announced details of a new album. ‘Changes’ will come out on Dunham Records on April 1 2016.

There are some UK dates, too. London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (31/03), Bristol Colston Hall (15/04) and Gateshead Sage (17/04).

Charles Bradley was our cover star in issue 60 of Loud And Quiet, you can revisit the feature interview here.