Charles Bradley

"Strictly Reserved for You" (video)

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Mar 28, 2013

Undoubted R&B charmer Charles Bradley can honestly make any setting full of romance and whimsy, as evidenced by his newly dropped video for previously unveiled Victim of Love single "Strictly Reserved for You."

While it starts off with the Screaming Eagle of Soul sitting down to a nice cup of java at a downtown café, he croons about getting out of the city and ultimately drives to a park setting, and proceeds to pop out of flower beds and carves his and his sweetie's initials into a tree.

He hints, however, that it doesn't really matter where they are, so long as they're together, which introduces some footage of the dude dancing like a bird at a skid-stacking shipping yard. The love of Bradley's life, meanwhile, is conspicuously absent, but we do get a guest appearance from the Menahan Street Band's Thomas Brenneck, who slings a sweetened solo mid-song.

As previously reported, Victim of Love arrives April 2 via Dunham Records. Bradley also takes his show on the road this year, hitting Toronto and Montreal during a stretch of North American dates and playing Burnaby's Blues + Roots Festival on August 10.

You can check out his entire recently expanded schedule here.

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