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NPR First Listen: Cody ChesnuTT, ‘My Love Divine Degree’

Most musicians who achieve a certain amount of acclaim only to disappear from the public eye get cast as reclusive. The baggage that label carries has never quite fit Cody ChesnuTT. Even if you tried to pin it on him, he’d no doubt shake himself free. In between the release of his sprawling 2002 lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, and the 2012 studio follow-up, Landing On A Hundred, the soul conjurer’s mystique only grew. Yet he rebounded with an altogether different set of values. Instead of the reverence for pimping heard on Headphone‘s renowned “Serve This Royalty,” Landing found ChesnuTT genuflecting before a pious altar. [Read More]