Raphael Saadiq Delivers The Real Soul On ‘The Way I See It’

R&B singer/songwriter Raphael Saadiq is gearing up for the release of his latest effort via Columbia Records and he’s dug deep into the soul machine to deliver the best of soulful and funk-filled music. Saadiq, an accomplished singer/songwriter will premiere his new album to a select group of fans at an exclusive invitation only listening party this weekend. The album, which is slated for release later this year took Saadiq on a journey back to the days of The Defonics, The Stylistics, Al Green, The Four Tops and Sam Cooke . “Once I got into this, I got almost stuck ‘in character,’ the character of the old school singers I listened to. But I’m happy and excited it’s done. I put in a lot of work and I feel like I achieved something really great.” The album titled “The Way I See It,” the fourth studio album from the former member of Lucy Pearl and Tony! Toni! Tone! also features a collaboration with Stevie Wonder on “Never Give You Up,” a Motown flavored and tambourine infused track. Although a tracklisting for the upcoming release is unavailable at this time, Saadiq does have his favorites which include “Ol’ Girl” and “Sometimes,” the latter of which he says was influenced by Sam Cooke. “Sometimes” he further explains is “the story of my mother and my grandmother who have always been such an inspiration to me through this journey. It felt right to close out the record this way.” In addition to the upcoming album, Raphael Saadiq has been busy working with Keyshia Cole, Snoop Dogg and R&B singer Dave Young on their respective projects. Listen to “Love That Girl”


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