BLK ODYSSY announces new album + enlists Kirby for new single “You Gotta Man”

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Austin’s own BLK ODYSSY announces his new album, DIAMONDS & FREAKS, out June 9th via EARTHCHILD/EMPIRE. Alongside the announcement, he shares his new single “You Gotta Man,” featuring renowned songwriter and artist in her own right KIRBY (Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Rihanna), on one of the climactic statements of the four-part record introducing listeners to the central themes of self-identity, fame, and carnal desire throughout DIAMONDS & FREAKS. The new single follows the two previously-released tone-setting tracks that offered early looks at the album’s direction, “ODEE” and “Honeysuckle Neckbone,” which features the P-Funk legend Bootsy Collins.

DIAMONDS & FREAKS is a concept album that tells the story of a man blinded by his own lust. Presented as an erotic novel by musician and poet Keisha Plum with narration by bassist Bootsy Collins, both of whom offer a stark contradiction to the vivid and edgy content of the songs. Composed of four distinct chapters, DIAMONDS & FREAKS is a neo-soul journal, chronicling BLK’s adjustment to finding success and his relationship with sex. Written and recorded while on tour and in the midst of a tumultuous time struggling with the health of a family member, the album sways like a moral tug-of-war between success and succumbing to various forms of addiction, and the spirit of religion, faith, family and loss that pulls him back to reality. Check out “You Gotta Man” and pre-order DIAMONDS & FREAKS above, and see below for more info on BLK ODYSSY and his upcoming album.


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