RAPHAEL SAADIQ’S NEW ALBUM JIMMY LEE OUT TODAY
AN INCISIVE AND EMPATHETIC WORK FROM
A MASTER AT THE PEAK OF HIS ART
READ A NEW YORK TIMES PROFILE ON RAPHAEL SAADIQ HERE
NEW VIDEO FOR SOMETHING KEEPS CALLING OUT NOW
Toronto, ON – August 23, 2019 – Today, 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 US Urban Adult Contemporary Radio Charts, here.
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.” Read the full piece here.
All vinyl versions of the album will include a secret track unavailable elsewhere. Hear / order Jimmy Lee here.
Raphael Saadiq will be announcing an expanded tour around the album – more info to come!
JIMMY LEE TRACK LISTING:
1. Sinners Prayer
2. So Ready
3. This World Is Drunk
4. Something Keeps Calling
5. Kings Fall
6. I’m Feeling Love
7. My Walk
8. Belongs To God
9. Dottie’s Interlude
10. Glory To The Veins
11. Rikers Island
12. Rikers Island Redux
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Aug 23 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
Sep 5 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
Sep 6 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Sep 7 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival
Sep 8-9 – Atlanta, GA – ONE Musicfest
Sep 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg