Raul Midon to release "A World Within A World" in September

raul midonRaul Midón is known for creating his own unique musical world where soul, pop and latin music converge, and his "percussive guitar syncopations and supple, high-flying tenor" (NY Times) run free.  On September 25, he'll reveal ‘A World Within A World' with his second album for Manhattan/EMI.
 
raul midonRaul Midón is known for creating his own unique musical world where soul, pop and latin music converge, and his "percussive guitar syncopations and supple, high-flying tenor" (NY Times) run free.  On September 25, he'll reveal ‘A World Within A World' with his second album for Manhattan/EMI.
 
‘A World Within A World' features ten new songs, all written or co-written by Midón.  Midón announces his new intentions within the first few bars of the album opener ‘Pick Somebody Up,' adding clipped strings, electric piano, and hip-hop breaks to his signature style.  The result is his catchiest song to date.  Elsewhere Midón adds electric guitar, drums, woodwinds and myriad latin percussion instruments to the mix.  And yet, he takes the opposite approach on the long-time audience favorite ‘Aint Happened Yet," a winking look at the starving artist's life, which he strips down to an a capella rant.
 
The album's title comes from a line in the song "Tembererana," a lullingly evocative ballad, and one of the album's centerpieces.  The word is one of Midón's own construction, referring to an imaginary world he conjured as a child.  On the next tune "Song for Sandra," Midón takes what appears to be a bitter break-up song and turns it into something else entirely with a single word.  
 
‘World' was recorded in New York City, and produced by Joe Mardin, who also co-produced Midón's acclaimed 2005 debut ‘State of Mind' with his father, Arif Mardin.  â€˜State of Mind' would mark the final production credit for the senior Mardin, who passed away in 2006 after a career that spanned five decades.
 
‘State of Mind' was hailed by People Magazine as "one of the years most exciting debuts," and prompted multiple world tours for Midón, both as a headliner and opening for the likes of India Arie, Jamie Collum and Jason Mraz.. He also logged several television performances including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman, the latter of which has been viewed over 380,000 times on YouTube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ynk6W3qM9-w
 
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