The Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley will be continuing an extensive touring schedule to support his impressive 2013 release, Victim of Love with a number of domestic stops and a bunch of international stops, which started yesterday in Northampton, MA and ends at in Barcelona, Spain at the Primavera Sound Festival.
However, before he set out to conquer the world, Charles Bradley and his incredible backing band, the Extraordinaries were on Soundcheck WNYC, and in that session they played a loose and jammier version of “Confusion,” one of my favorite tracks off Victim of Love. The live version manages to retain some of the psychedelic swirl of sound of the original. But the main thing is that the song’s political commentary bears a resemblance to Curtis Mayfield’s “If There’s a Hell Below, We’re All Gonna Go,” with Bradley pleading for all of us to start creating a better world – a world in which, there is peace, love, understanding, brotherhood and sisterhood for the sake of future generations.
It’s a impressive live version with Charles Bradley being just as dynamic as he’s always been. It should give you a great sense of Bradley and the chemistry he has with his band, live. Seriously, if he’s stopping in your town, you need to go and see this brother sang.