Raphael Saadiq — the Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter, and go-to collaborator/producer for some of the biggest names in R&B, including Solange, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, and D’Angelo — releases his first new album in eight years, Jimmy Lee (Columbia Records).
Inspired by his own brother’s trials and tribulations with addiction, Jimmy Lee — self-produced by Raphael at Blakeslee Recording Co. in North Hollywood — is a collection of intensely personal accounts of tragedy and perseverance set to some of his most thrilling production to date. The result is an incisive and empathetic work from a master at the peak of his art.
Watch the new video for “Something Keeps Calling,” which just went Top 5 on the Urban Adult Contemporary Radio Charts, here: https://found.ee/raphaelsaadiqskcvideo
Recently, Raphael sat down with the New York Times to discuss some of the personal stories that went into Jimmy Lee. Says the New York Times about the new album, “As a solo artist, Saadiq has long been a master without a masterpiece for consensus to point to. Jimmy Lee could change that through sonic ambition alone.”
All vinyl versions of the album will include a secret track unavailable elsewhere.
Hear / order Jimmy Lee here: https://found.ee/raphaelsaadiqjimmylee
Raphael Saadiq will be announcing an expanded tour around the album – more info to come!