Raphael Saadiq is gearing up for the release of his first album in seven years, Jimmy Lee, which drops on August 23rd Saadiq debuted his new single, “Something Keeps Calling,” on June 6th.

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Jimmy Lee follows 2011’s Stone Rollin’ and is set to be released on August 23rd via Columbia Records. The LP includes 13 tracks total and is named after Saadiq’s late brother who passed away from drug addiction. In an interview with okayplayer.com, Raphael said of the new album, “Jimmy Lee, that’s my brother’s name, of course. It just never dawned on me that I never really realized my brother’s situation, or how fatal it was. I started thinking about it, and I just wanted to make an album about it. I have a lot of friends who have similar issues as my brother. He was a really good friend, so I thought maybe it’s time for me to deal with the subject a little bit.”

Saadiq also adds of Jimmy Lee, “It’s a little darker in storytelling. Not really fast, but it’s a little aggressive.”

 

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