First Look: Raheem DeVaughn knows "What It Feels Like"

(September 23, 2018) We’ve been following the career of Washington DC contemporary soul singer-songwriter Raheem DeVaughn since he burst on the scenes with the silky EWF-inspired “Guess Who Loves You More.” Fast forward to now, after nailing several Grammy nominations and a handsome slab of gems like “You,” “Woman,” “Customer” and “I Don’t Care” to his resume, DeVaughn – an independent artist since 2013 – continues to put out great music.

Now on the cusp of dropping his sixth album (the anticipated album Decade of a Love King), he’s powering things up with his latest single, “What It Feels Like.” Inside the love serenade, he’s sticking to what works:  midtempo neo-soul vibes, rapturous Marvin Gaye-esque crooning and more of that love magic, the oozy goodness that’s easily earned him the nickname The Love King of R&B. “I’m gonna be here and I’m gonna stay here/Loving you all night,” he swoons on the chorus.

(September 23, 2018) We’ve been following the career of Washington DC contemporary soul singer-songwriter Raheem DeVaughn since he burst on the scenes with the silky EWF-inspired “Guess Who Loves You More.” Fast forward to now, after nailing several Grammy nominations and a handsome slab of gems like “You,” “Woman,” “Customer” and “I Don’t Care” to his resume, DeVaughn – an independent artist since 2013 – continues to put out great music.

Now on the cusp of dropping his sixth album (the anticipated album Decade of a Love King), he’s powering things up with his latest single, “What It Feels Like.” Inside the love serenade, he’s sticking to what works:  midtempo neo-soul vibes, rapturous Marvin Gaye-esque crooning and more of that love magic, the oozy goodness that’s easily earned him the nickname The Love King of R&B. “I’m gonna be here and I’m gonna stay here/Loving you all night,” he swoons on the chorus.

It comes with a Christopher Scholar-directed cinematic short film, accented with DC scenery (mostly in front of Z-Burger adjoined to Tivoli Theatre), nightlife visuals and reminiscent flashbacks of a bubbling romance.

Check out the new video + single in this SoulTracks First Listen and let us know what you think.

By J Matthew Cobb

Raheem DeVaughn - "What It Feels Like"

 
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