Tonight! Erykah Badu at American Airlines Arena
The new single, "Window Seat," finds Badu holding her own broken-beautiful voice as confidently as anything since her 1997 debut, Baduizm. In the brash, NSFW "Window Seat" video, she takes off all of her clothes on the Dallas street where JFK was assassinated -- a stunt falling right in line with her artistic intensity. Elsewhere on the album, she boasts that she's 20 feet tall. No argument here.
Badu's support for the night is strong. In Bilal, she has the silver pipes providing backing vocals on much of her last release as well as just a soulful stud who added his touch to Common, J Dilla, and Jay-Z records. Artistically, the past couple of years have been good to Erykah Badu, so it's the right time to reward her by reveling in her greatness in person.
Erykah Badu, with Bilal and Robert Glasper. 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets cost $58.50 to $125. Click here.