Curtis Mayfield has released a new album titled New World Order. The album reached the No. The album reached the No. 24 spot on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. It also charted in Britain. The album is available on Apple Music, Google Play, and Spotify.
New World Order received multiple Grammy nominations. It was Curtis Mayfield’s last studio album. It was released in 1996 and debuted at No. 24 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and the No. 44 on the UK Albums chart.
In addition to being a rock and roll hall of fame member, Mayfield was also an important voice in the 1970s. His forward-looking lyrics and messages focused on black identity and self-awareness. His danceable rhythms, pleas for peace, and cinematic soul-funk tracks influenced this era. His music also helped set the musical agenda for the next decade.
During his early solo career, Mayfield’s music was characterized by burly brass and string sections. These elements are now replaced by larger sonic landscapes on America Today. Mayfield can use this to expand his vocal range and showcase his guitar playing. On songs like “Billy Jack,” Mayfield leads the band with soft strums. Smooth horns punctuate “So in Love”, the album’s final track. The album is one of Mayfield’s most politically-engaged pieces and the best-underrated in his blessed discography.
While his career was mostly about singing and dancing, he had the ability to bring social consciousness into R&B. Many of his songs with the Impressions became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s. Since then, the album has been a seminal sociopolitical soul recording.
His music has earned him multiple Grammys and numerous honors. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He also received the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. His songs have been covered and recorded by Elton John, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, and Paul McCartney.
Curtis’ album was also nominated multiple times for Grammy awards. It was nominated for Grammys for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Instrumental Perform. It was also nominated for Best Original Score Written For a Motion Picture Or TV Special. Curtis’s New World Order was also praised as one of the most important R&B albums.