Raphael Saadiq makes comeback with “Something Keeps Calling”

    Are you ready for his first album in over eight years?

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    It’s official: Raphael Saadiq is ready to bless the world with a new album. The influential singer-producer has released “Something Keeps Calling,” the lead single from his forthcoming Jimmy Lee LP.

    The former Tony! Toni! Toné! member linked up with guitarist Rob Bacon on the slow-burning single. Saadiq’s soulful vocals are layered over sparse drum beats, a groovy bassline and Bacon’s electric guitar riffs. “Something keeps calling me / I feel the burdens on me / Something keeps calling me / This is so heavy for me,” goes the chorus.

    Jimmy Lee will be Saadiq’s first full-length release since 2011’s critically acclaimed Stone Rollin’. The record is due out August 23 via Columbia Records.

    Listen to “Something Keeps Calling” below: