Saadiq returns with a slightly harder sound than his previous set “The Way I See It“. from the early reviews the new album is supposed to stick with the retro Motownish sound he delved into on the last project, but with a noticeably rawer edge to it. there’s some debate on this point as to whether or not Raph is now on the verge of shark-jumping and sticking to this sound only because it’s currently popular, and has given him more exposure than he’s ever recieved in his career for a long while. HOWEVER, i’ve been a lifelong Raph Saadiq fan since childhood. and the man is nothing if consistently dope in pretty much everything he does. the new single Radio, is no exception.
the single gets its official release on January 11, with the music video not too far behind. album comes out in March.