D’Angelo is an artist with endless emotion and honesty, one who seems to literally put the soul in soul music. In this episode, author Faith Pennick discusses why so many are entranced by his work and how his songs inspired her to write D’Angelo’s Voodoo. We go beyond his music, analyzing his career, the strong messages of mental health in his lyrics, his experience as a Black musician, the release of his “Untitled” music video, and more. For R&B fans looking to explore the meaning behind D’Angelo’s music and discover what has everyone so captivated.
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Faith Pennick is a Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based filmmaker and writer. Her films include the documentary Silent Choices, the narrative short film Running on Eggshells, and her most recent film, Weightless, a documentary short about plus-sized female scuba divers. Faith is also a contributing writer to pop culture website The Learned Fangirl and the author of D’Angelo’s Voodoo, which was published as a part of our 33 1/3 series.