Behind Raphael Saadiq’s Jimmy Lee Comes Exclusively To Apple Music, Out Today | Shore Fire Media

8 October, 2019Print

“Behind Raphael Saadiq’s Jimmy Lee” Comes Exclusively To Apple Music, Out Today

Adds Jamila Woods, DJ Duggz As Support To Extensive Winter US Tour


Today, Apple Music exclusively premieres and streams a new short documentary on GRAMMY Award winning artist Raphael Saadiq — ‘Behind Raphael Saadiq’s Jimmy Lee’ – that provides an intimate look behind his “masterpiece” (Rolling Stone) of a new album. The documentary film features testimonies from Saadiq’s family and collaborators as well as never-before-heard stories from the “R&B titan” (Vanity Fair) about the album’s “exorcism of family tragedy and trauma, personified in blood, bone and blues” (NPR).

Watch ‘Behind Raphael Saadiq’s Jimmy Lee’ here:

Saadiq joins Ebro Darden today on Apple Music’s Beats 1 to discuss the film and the new album. Watch a clip of Saadiq discussing the making of the film HERE. Watch the full interview, where he discusses making the album as a form of therapy and breaks down the individual tracks on the album, here:

Recently, Saadiq sat down with Anthony Mason over at CBS This Morning to discuss his new album, his influence on the music industry, and the legacy he is leaving behind.

Watch the full interview segment here:

Watch his live performance of “This World Is Drunk” here:

Also, Saadiq announces that Jamila Woods and DJ Duggz will support his extensive winter U.S. tour in support of Jimmy Lee – with stops in NYC (Terminal 5), Washington D.C. (9:30 Club), Los Angeles (The Wiltern), and more. Saadiq will also be joined by Thundercat on February 14 in Newark. Full tour routing below.


Praise for Raphael Saadiq and Jimmy Lee:

"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.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A novelistic song cycle that seems at once intensely private, broadly political, and undeniably funky.” — THE NEW YORKER

“His wildest, most ambitious and unforgettable album so far” – NPR ALL SONGS CONSIDERED

“His best album yet…impeccable production textures and an impressively varied sonic palette.” – FADER

“Dark, dazzling…it’s a masterpiece of an LP.” — ROLLING STONE

"A stirring album...his ability to connect the personal with the universal turns Jimmy Lee into a career milestone and places it notches above the rest of the field." – AP

“An exorcism of family tragedy and trauma, personified in blood, bone and blues. Saadiq lights up the darkness by revealing his own. He's never sounded brighter.” — NPR Music

"An R&B Titan." – VANITY FAIR

"Intensely personal." – BILLBOARD

“An uplifting and universal take for anyone who’s experienced life with a troubled loved one.” – VARIETY


Tour Dates: 

01.23.2020 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*

01.24.2020 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl*

01.25.2020 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren*

01.27.2020 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues*

01.28.2020 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina's*

01.30.2020 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse*

01.31.2020 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live*

02.01.2020 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle*

02.03.2020 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel*

02.04.2020 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works*

02.05.2020 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte*

02.07.2020 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa*

02.08.2020 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*

02.12.2020 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore*

02.13.2020 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*

02.14.2020 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Hall*^

02.15.2020 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live*

02.17.2020 – Louisville, KY – Old Forester's Paristown Hall*

02.18.2020 – Royal Oak MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre*

02.19.2020 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant*

02.21.2020 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre*

02.22.2020 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*

02.25.2020 – Seattle, WA – Neptune*

02.27.2020 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*

02.28.2020 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*

02.29.2020 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern*

*w/Jamila Woods and DJ Duggz