Raphael Saadiq – Staying In Love

This week is going to be about posting stuff that I’ve been meaning to write about that’s been sitting my inbox. First of is Raphael Saadiq. I have no idea how this record slipped completely by me for over a year, especially seeing that it was up for 3 Grammy awards and voted Best Album on iTunes, although I’m probably not the target demographic for “Best R&B Album” most of the time. I guess this proves that there is some worthwhile “mainstream music” out there after all. Raphael just came through LA a few days before I heard this track, otherwise I would have been at the show for sure. It’s a fantastic 60’s soul throwback record, which I love, done with some seriously talented people. I should go back and put an asterisk on my best of 2008 records to include this one because it’s straight up amazing. If you’re digging this track, do yourself a favor and be sure to check out the full album “The Way I See It.”

[audio: http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2009/20091201/RS-StayingInLove.mp3|titles=Staying In Love|artists=Raphael Saadiq]

Download: Raphael Saadiq – Staying In Love

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