Photo by Elizabeth Weinberg


“I’m tired of the city people trying to get in my business,” sings Charles Bradley on “Strictly Reserved For You,” a track off of his upcoming album, Victim Of Love. As is often the case with Bradley, he sounds both anguished and energized, describing the joys and pleasures of love while taking great care to emphasize the pain and sorrow that comes along with those heights. He’s got love only for you, but he doesn’t want to share it with anyone else. Luckily, the 64-year-old singer didn’t feel the same way about this track, which he’s sharing with the whole internet today.
 
Bradley will release his follow-up to 2011′s revelatory No Time For Dreaming on April 2 via Daptone Records imprint Dunham Records. Listen to Bradley’s impeccable, lovelorn slice of soul below. Also, check out his upcoming tour dates, which includes a stop at New York’s Apollo Theatre.
 

 
Tour Dates For Charles Bradley:
03/21 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Music Festival
04/12 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head
04/13 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater
04/14 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
04/17 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
04/18 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
04/19 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
04/20 – Waverly, AL – Waverly Boogie
04/21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/24 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
04/25 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
04/27 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival
04/28 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
05/01 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
05/02 – Dallas, TX – Trees
05/04 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
05/05 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
05/07 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
05/08 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom
05/09 – Chicago, IL – The Metro
05/10 – Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag
05/11 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
05/13 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
05/16 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
05/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
05/18 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
06/15 – Bergen, NO – Bergenfest
06/16 – Oslo, NO – Norwegian Wood Music Festival