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Raphael Saadiq Sings From the Perspective of an Addict on New Single "So Ready"

Raphael Saadiq Sings From the Perspective of an Addict on New Single "So Ready"

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Raphael Saadiq drops a new single.

Near the end of August, Raphael Saadiq will release Jimmy Leethe singer’s first album in eight years. The album is deeply personal for Saadiq: Jimmy Lee is inspired in part by his brother’s addiction.

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

On Friday, August 2nd, Saadiq released the latest single from the album, “So Ready.” The track, which was produced by Saadiq himself, features the singer getting creative.

In a press release, Saadiq said:

“‘So Ready’ is from the addict’s perspective. They know they need to stop and have tried countless times, but can’t.”

 READ: Raphael Saadiq Announces the Release Date for New Album Jimmy Lee, Drops First Single “Something Keeps Calling”

Jimmy Lee will be released on August 23rd. Here is the tracklist for the album, which was produced entirely by Saadiq:

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

Stream “So Ready” below.



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