Raphael Saadiq’s New Song “Glory To The Veins” Reflects on Addiction and Familial Loss | Shore Fire Media

5 July, 2019Print

Raphael Saadiq’s New Song “Glory To The Veins” Reflects on Addiction and Familial Loss

Jimmy Lee Out August 23rd On Columbia Records; Will Perform At Essence Fest This Weekend

Today, Grammy Award-winning R&B icon Raphael Saadiq releases “Glory To The Veins,” the second track from his forthcoming album Jimmy Lee, out August 23rd on Columbia Records. Over an intoxicated, churning beat, Raphael gazes deeply into his brother’s psyche to explore and find buoyancy through the darkness of addiction.

Listen to “Glory To The Veins” here: https://found.ee/rsglorytotheveins

Self-produced by Raphael at Blakeslee Recording Co. in North Hollywood, Jimmy Lee — his first album in eight years — explores a range of themes inspired by his brother: escape, pleasure, pain, and incarceration. The production is unlike anything that Raphael has done before, incorporating darker atmospheres, murky bass textures, and an incredibly adventurous sonic palette. The result is an emotionally stirring, indelible work from one of the genre’s true masters. 

Lead single “Something Keeps Calling” “captures the desperation of an addiction, the sense of being stuck forever” (NY Times), listen here:https://youtu.be/bRvD6fWJsJQ

Following appearances at Essence Fest this weekend and Afropunk Paris later this month, Raphael Saadiq will play select headlining dates in August and September; see below for a full list of upcoming shows.

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

July 14 – Paris, FR - Afropunk Paris

Aug 3 – Columbia, MD – Summer Spirit Fest

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


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