Daniel Caesar Announces Debut Album ‘Freudian’

After much anticipation, R&B newcomer Daniel Caesar has shared some exciting news about his debut album titled Freudian. The highly awaited project is set to release on August 25.

“This is the proudest I’ve been of anything I’ve created,” Caesar told Fader. “Freudian, as a body of work, is about examining my most complex feelings and thoughts as directly as possible. I’m more exposed than ever on this album. It’s like I’m in therapy, but it’s on display. And I got to make this with my friends. It’s just us, no label, so it makes it that much more special.”

Along with his album announcement, Caesar also released a grainy visual for his double single “We Found Love / Blessed.”

Caesar first made a splash with his 2015 EP Pilgrim’s Paradise, which has millions of streams on Spotify. His most popular song “Get You,” released last year, has over 51 million streams.

Watch Daniel Caesar’s video for “We Found Love / Blessed” below. Fans can pre-order Freudian on August 4.

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

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Exclusive: Sade’s Longtime Collaborator Says She’s Working on New Album

Sade is one of the few artists who can take a lengthy hiatus, drop an album, steal the show and take another break. The singer started her first disappearing act after she took eight years to release a follow-up to 1992’s Love Deluxe. After releasing her album Lovers Rock in 2000, Sade wasn’t heard again until 2010’s Soldier of Love.

It’s been eight years now, and Sade still hasn’t fully emerged from her music slumber to bless us with a new full-length album. She did, however, tease us with an original song (“Flowers in the Universe“) contribution to Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack. Although, official solo music could be coming soon.

Sade’s longtime collaborator and famed British musician Stuart Matthewman — who is an original member of the band — exclusively tells Rated R&B, “We’re working on a new album.”

Matthewman says Sade and their creative team currently have “a bunch of songs,” that eager fans will hear once they’re satisfied with the final product. “When we’re happy, then we’ll let everyone else hear it.”

Like his comment in a previous interview with Rated R&B, “It might sound funny but we write and do music to please ourselves and just hope that [we] have good taste and other people will like it.”

Matthewman says Sade’s label home, Epic Records, respects her artistry and doesn’t pressure the release of new music. “The record company knows there’s no point in nagging us or giving us deadlines. It doesn’t really help the process,” he says.

While other artists are content with releasing music more frequently to remain in the limelight, Matthewman says, “[Sade’s] not interested in the fame or any of that [other] stuff. She likes to put out art. So when it’s ready, it will come out.”

Matthewman tells a funny, yet relevant story that perfectly sums up the expected time frame for Sade to drop new music. “Years ago, I think it was when ‘By Your Side,’ the song came out, and big posters were stuck around New York. Someone sprayed or wrote on top of it, ‘Bitch sings when she wants to.’ Sade loved it.”

Tone Stith Owns the Court in ‘Light Flex’ Video

Tone Stith brings out a vintage Lasonic boombox and colorful jerseys for his new video “Light Flex” featuring 2 Chainz.

In the active video, Stith and a few friends hit the basketball court to flaunt their impressive offensive and defensive skills. The five players also entertain us with flashy dance moves in the absence of 2 Chainz.

“Light Flex” one of the many songs on the Uncle Drew soundtrack, which was released on June 15. The star-studded soundtrack includes appearances from Khalid, Yo Gotti, Remy Ma, YBN Nahmir, Gucci Mane, G-Eazy, 21 Savage and more.

Before attaching himself to the Uncle Drew compilation project, Stith released a series of songs including “Long Run,” “Lonely” and “A Little Bit of Lovin‘.”

Watch the video below.

Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign Release ‘The Light’ Video

Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign bring “The Light” to a skating rink parking lot in their new video.

Shot at the Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, Calif., the two R&B heartthrobs invite the flyest guys and gals to make late-night summer memories. With the nostalgic tune blasting in the lot, social media sensation Dan Rue and other cool dancers put on a dance battle for party-goers.

“The Light” is the first single from Jeremih and Ty’s upcoming joint album, MihTy, which is expected to arrive later this summer.

MihTy isn’t the only thing Jeremih and Ty have in common these days. The latter hitmaker is working on a joint project with Teyana Taylor while Jeremih is hitting the road with her for a summer tour.

Watch Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign’s “The Light” video below.

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