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Raphael Saadiq’s ‘Oh Girl’ Is Simply Beautiful

raphael_saadiq.jpgI have just played Raphael Saadiq's latest track "Oh Girl" about four times in a row. This song which is from his forthcoming album, The Way I See It, is the third track that has leaked, and it is in my opinion one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Not only is Raphael able to completely channel then remaster the '60s "wall of sound" so well, but his voice even manages to sound as though it's in a register that we've never heard from him before after all these years of singing in Tony! Toni! Toné! or as a solo artist. Just to test out how powerful this song is, play it for your mother, and see if she doesn't ask "Who is that?" and demand you fork it over to her. All I can say is that Raphael is shaping up to be one the premier artists of our time. 

Raphael Saadiq: "Oh Girl"


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  • http://www.itslikebuttababy.com Butta

    Wow. Raphael is a beast.
    My dream concert of the moment: Jazmine Sullivan & Raphael Saadiq. Can you imagine?
    OK, let me go press play on this gem again.

  • stoneyisland

    This is better then chicken dinners after church service

  • Langston

    Man, this record is simply stunning...haunting even. The Chi-lites and the Platters would be proud and I mean that in the best way. He captures the essence of that aesthetic perfectly and it certainly makes you want to hear the rest of the forthcoming album.

  • http://themarvalusview.com Marvalus

    I got chills...and I haven't had those since...

  • http://publicsoulannounce.blogspot.com khalid

    Simply Beautiful...he has definetely revived the soul of Philly with this track....if you didn't know better you would think you were listening to The Stylistics or Delfonics

  • kristof

    Stunning…
    Have to admit Raphael is my hero. He manages to reinvent himself every time (remember the Tonies and Lucy Pearl!) and only the greatest musicians are able to do that.
    I think a lot of post production was done on his voice though…

  • http://www.Soul-Sanctuary.net Stephanie Renee

    I tell you...there is NOTHING sexier than a man who is in full possession of his God-given gifts and is not afraid to use them. Raphael Saadiq is grossly under-rated, but I will be grabbing this CD as SOON as it's available. Everything I've heard from it is wonderful!

  • soulzkidd

    WOW! Rapheal Saadiq is the greatest if this c.d don't sell a million something is really wrong with Black music

  • Didi

    This feels like my favorite track on House of Music - "Let Me Know". Something about that stutter-step beat and soulful guitar line, maybe. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this!

  • http://myspace.com/fandf Forch Fabalon

    Love the phill of this joint, its real, we need that right now in this digi age!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fiyah Lilly

    I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS TRACK RIGHT NOW!! THE MELODY, SOFT TONE OF HIS VOICE, THE FACT THAT IT DOESNT SOUND LIKE HIM BLOWS MY MIND, RAPHAEL ALWAYS REINVENTS HIMSELF, I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEW JOINT. HOW CAN I GET THIS SONG AS AN MP3?? CAN ANYONE HOOK A SISTAH UP? IF NOT I WILL LIVE ON THIS PAGE UNTIL THE RELEASE DATE ;-)

  • T.C.

    I think I'm in love....

  • Latroshia Bostic

    This song will make you long for the old days!! I lay in bed and I kept rewinding this song on my music channel. Raphael Saadiq out did himself with this one. The music is so soft and it just makes you want to cry!! Really!!

  • Gogo

    Oooh boy, oooh weee...
    This melody reminds me of a warm, soft summer dawn, holding hands and laying in the grass with the love of my life as he strokes my hair and kisses me on my forehead...and my neck, shoot.
    Dang, this song has me fantasizing about good love.

  • casey

    lesting to his album and this song shows you that rap needs to die



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