Here at Albumism, our love affair with Sananda Maitreya (the artist formerly known as Terence Trent D’Arby) continues apace with the world premiere of the second single from his wildly ambitious and genius-sprinkled album PROMETHEUS & PANDORA that was released in October this year.
Ably assisted by Luisa Corna (a former Dolce & Gabbana Model turned TV presenter) during the album launch festivities at the Blue Note Milano, the video captures an enthralling live recording of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice penned Jesus Christ Superstar tune “I Don’t Know How To Love (Him),” the arrangement for which is credited to Mr. Maitreya himself. So enamored with the song was Maitreya that he recorded three different versions on the aforementioned triple disc extravaganza, and in the process, freed the song from its previous identification, allowing others to cover the song more easily.
Regarding his collaboration with Ms. Corna, Maitreya explains, “The decision to work with Madame Luisa Corna was simple. She is an old family friend, a wonderful performer, a woman of mystery, and I finally found a context worthy of her talents. Once I asked her to be Pandora, the work came together very fast. It was great working with her and very comfortable.”
Watch below as the evergreen Maitreya lends his unmistakable vocal prowess to the proceedings and be sure to grab any chance you get to listen to the highly recommended album PROMETHEUS & PANDORA for further moments of genius.