Directed by Jamie-James Medina, who shot the video for Gil Scott Heron and Jamie xx’s I’ll Take Care Of U, the mini-documentary features footage of Bobby in the studio with producers Damon Albarn and Richard Russell during the album sessions in late 2011. The iconic soul, R&B, rock and roll, doo-wop and country songwriter and musician, reveals to the camera his deepest feelings about this rather incredible collaboration. In his words: “When Damon called me I had lost my desire, I had lost my confidence. They believed in me more than I believed in myself.” And adds: “These guys let me be me, and the greatest thing that I’ve found out with them is that I have more freedom to sing it until I felt it.”
Watch the making of ‘The Bravest Man In The Universe’ above, and enjoy Albarn, Russel and Womack jamming and rehearsing together in the studio.
You can pre-order Bobby Womack’s The Bravest Man In The Universe here.