As Raphael Saadiq‘s new single “Something Keeps Calling” eyes the top 10 spot on urban adult contemporary radio, the creatively restless musician premieres another track from his forthcoming album, Jimmy Lee.
Over a sinister backdrop, co-inspired with Ernest Turner, Saadiq continues to explore deep and personal narratives on “Glory to the Veins.” The two-edged track not only finds Saadiq using his late brother’s suffering as the focal point of the track but also as a method of healing for himself.
As mentioned earlier, Saadiq’s lead single “Something Keeps Calling” featuring Rob Bacon is flying up the urban AC radio chart. The song stands at No. 13 and totals over 4.6 million in urban AC listeners.
Saadiq is currently supporting his Jimmy Lee album, due out on August 23 via Columbia Records, at the 2019 Essence Music Festival. He will play at the Afropunk Paris later this month.
Closer to the release of his follow-up to 2011’s Stone Rollin’, Saadiq will make his rounds in select cities for a six-date trek. The first stop of the mini-tour will be at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on the same date of his album release.
Listen to “Glory to the Veins” below.