First Listen: LaRombé reminisces in the "Rain"

(September 29, 2018) There is a smooth soul brewing blending East and West Coast from an artist who has previously caught the attention of our First Listen pages on two occasions.   With an interesting recipe of Philadelphia International Records peppered with modern grooves, singer/songwriter LaRombé has certainly found his niche weaving inspirations via his birthplace of Philly and his current residence of Los Angeles.  But it took an urban music legend out of Chicago, Curtis Mayfield, who signed LaRombé on the dotted line to jump start his career. Those who have shadowed LaRombé's musical path from the beginning are aware of his Grammy nominated collaboration with bluesman Keb Mo, "Closer," that delivered a Best Contemporary Blues Album award for Mo in 2004. 

(September 29, 2018) There is a smooth soul brewing blending East and West Coast from an artist who has previously caught the attention of our First Listen pages on two occasions.   With an interesting recipe of Philadelphia International Records peppered with modern grooves, singer/songwriter LaRombé has certainly found his niche weaving inspirations via his birthplace of Philly and his current residence of Los Angeles.  But it took an urban music legend out of Chicago, Curtis Mayfield, who signed LaRombé on the dotted line to jump start his career. Those who have shadowed LaRombé's musical path from the beginning are aware of his Grammy nominated collaboration with bluesman Keb Mo, "Closer," that delivered a Best Contemporary Blues Album award for Mo in 2004. 

Now with his own self-contained publishing and recording outlet, LoveLyte Musique, LaRombé sticks with his PhilaFornia trademark sound, whether the message points to racial tension (“What A Shame”) or an emphatic expression of romance for “Love Rained on Me.”  Taken from his latest release, Bunny’s Boy, “Love Rained on Me” revels in how romance captures the romantic heart: “You fill my cup till it overflows…You quench my every thirst.”  The swaying rhythm track and orchestrations topped with LaRombé’s gentle tenor lend a relaxing soulful atmosphere, thanks to his keen production skills.  We welcome back this gifted talent for a much deserved third appearance on First Listen,

By Peggy Oliver

LaRombé - "Love Rained On Me"

 
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