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Raphael Saadiq Announces the Release Date for New Album 'Jimmy Lee,' Drops First Single "Something Keeps Calling"

Raphael Saadiq Announces the Release Date for New Album 'Jimmy Lee,' Drops First Single "Something Keeps Calling"

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Raphael Saadiq is getting ready to release his first new album in eight years.

It’s been a long time coming, but legendary singer Raphael Saadiq will finally release his Jimmy Lee album. The album, his first in eight years, will drop on August 23.

READ: Raphael Saadiq Reveals Details About His First Solo Album in Seven Years: “It’s a Little Darker…” 

The first single from the album is “Something Keeps Calling,” and features an appearance from guitarist Rob Bacon.

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Jimmy Lee is inspired by his brother’s struggle with addiction. (Jimmy Lee is Saadiq’s brother’s actual name.) The album features contributions from Kendrick Lamar, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Brook D’Leau, and more.

Check out the tracklist for the album below.

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

And listen to the first single here.

He’s also heading on tour this summer. Check out the dates.

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 7-8 – Atlanta, GA – ONE Musicfest
Sep 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg



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