Raheem DeVaughn is a staple in our culture, and R&B music in general. As a three-time Grammy nominee, and 2019 NAACP Outstanding Male Artist nominee, the singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropic-pioneer, is gearing up to release his seventh studio album The Love Reunion.
The Love Reunion is led by the already Top 20 Billboard Chart hit single, “Just Right” (Testify), written by Devaughn and produced by Tim Kelley (one half of the multi-award winning producers, Tim & Bob). “Just Right is an infectious anthem composed to celebrate not only women of black and brown color but all women globally,” mentions DeVaughn.
While starting slow, “Just Right,” picks up soon as the beat drops. The groove sets it, and takes over your body and spirit. It’s definitely a cool summer night vibe song. Throughout the years, DeVaughn has stayed consistent: musically, lyrically, and vocally, and keeps getting better. A true R&B king!
After only 8 months since his last album, he states that “although this is album number seven that we’re calling The Love Reunion. It’s a part-two to Decade of a Love King, which just came out in October. I never stop making music; I’m still working on finding new ways to use my instrument, so the best way to do that is to stay in the studio…that’s my refuge, my therapy and my sanity.”
He continues, “[So] this Decade of a Love King trilogy has a lot of different tones and variations in it. When people go through albums six, seven, eight, and maybe nine and ten, they’re gonna be like `Wow, he gave us some real hardcore, new millennial R&B!’”
Check out DeVaughn’s new single “Just Right” on all platforms here. The anticipated album, The Love Reunion, will be globally released on June 28th, 2019, via the SRG/DMG label imprint.
“I would say it’s half summer, half winter,” DeVaughn muses about the prospect of The Love Reunion transcending seasons with infectious melodies and grooves that’ll guide us from hot summer days to the more cozy cooler months. “So half of the album is definitely a summer album, and then there’s a winter album too. It’s like in the 90s when you had those Jodeci albums where the slow jams are back to back to back…but just enough.”