Raheem DeVaughn is prepping for the release of his new album ‘A Place Called Loveland,’ due out August 20. The fourth studio album from the soulful crooner has been preceded by the infectious single “Love Connection,” produced by Carvin & Ivan.
Now, the self-proclaimed ‘Love King’ gives fans an early preview of the forthcoming LP, with 4 snippets (‘Intro,’ ‘Mean Time,’ ‘Pink Crushed Velvet’ and ‘Make A Baby’), as well as the next single, “Ridiculous.” The later cut was co-penned by Ne-Yo, who Raheem previously worked with on 2010’s “I Don’t Care,” from ‘The Love & War Masterpiece.’
“From one songwriter to another, I think Ne-Yo’s definitely a blessing to R&B music,” shared Raheem. “Ridiculous” is a beautiful love song that speaks for the brother’s out there who don’t know how to express their emotions into words. I’m the guy that makes it cool to be fly and still convey your sentiments for and to someone. That’s what it’s all about.” Raheem promises, “I think it will be one of those records that you’ll hear forever.”
The sexy “Pink Crushed Velvet,” which was produced by Mario Winans, Raheem likens to Bobby Brown’s smooth classic hit “Tenderoni.” “After you hear it a few times, you’ll figure out what it’s about,” he teases. “It’s a very seductive and poetic song; I love making tasteful love songs.”
Follow the jump to hear the new records below: