Formerly Terence Trent D'Arby, Sananda Maitreya Releases Double Album
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:30:27
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Rebranded from the Grammy-winning, ‘80s pop sensation, Terence Trent D'Arby, now Sananda Maitreya, today releases a double album titled The Rise of the Zugebrian Time Lords. Now, before you dust off your old copy of his 1987 debut LP, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, to prime your ears for more of the same, be advised you won’t find much of that here. Sananda Maitreya is a true reinvention for a gifted artist you might not know: served three years in the U.S. Army; once claimed to have sex more than he washed his hair; played Jackie Wilson in the CBS TV series Shake, Rattle & Roll; and counts this album as his sixth full length record since adopting his new name in 1995.
If all that doesn’t convince you Maitreya is some kind of mad genius, producer Martyn Ware (Heaven 17, The Human League) calls the artist “a box of fireworks going off in every direction. I have never met anyone so driven.” This description would match Maitreya’s contributions to his six albums, in which he writes, produces, arranges, and performs all instruments. He’s generous with his talents, as well: the new double album is 27 songs long.
Here's Sananda Maitreya's lyric video for "Giraffe"
For old time’s sake, let’s listen to “Wishing Well” one more time:
—The ARTISTdirect Staff