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Raphael Saadiq’s New Album ‘Jimmy Lee’ Out Today

Raphael Saadiq’s New Album ‘Jimmy Lee’ Out Today

"His Best Album Yet...Impeccable" — Fader



WATCH HERE:  https://found.ee/raphaelsaadiqskcvideo

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 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.” Read the full piece here: https://nyti.ms/2OYfYgP

And listen to Raphael discuss Jimmy Lee earlier today on NPR's Morning Edition: https://n.pr/2P8Blw0

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!


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

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

"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 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

"A Masterpiece" – NPR SOUND OPINIONS

“The lyrically candid Jimmy Lee is unlike anything that came before it.” – TIDAL

“The song-crafting talents of Saadiq are everywhere apparent…harrowing and uplifting.” — PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER


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

13. Rearview


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 7-8 – Atlanta, GA – ONE Musicfest

Sep 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg 


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