Friday, February 17, 2017

CD Review: Rag'n'Bone Man Becomes "Human" On Columbia Records Debut

British singer/songwriter Rory Graham has entered the music world as the Rag'n'Bone Man. After a trio of EPs, Rag'n'Bone Man recently released his Columbia Records debut album "Human." Early on, he formed the group Rum Committee and supported hip-hop acts like KRS-One and Pharoahe Monch, before being encouraged to sing the blues. His latest effort combines his love of hip-hop beats with his soulful talent of singing the blues.
 
His new album begins with his number one selling hit single "Human," which has a stomp/clap rhythm as Graham belts out the emotional, gospel-style lyrics. He gets his R&B groove on with the smooth tones of "Innocent Man" and then gathers all to sing-along to the addictive chorus of "Skin." The beats are flowing through the up-tempo rhythm of "Be The Man," before slowing down for the soulful ballad "Love You Any Less." His new 12-song release finishes up with the modern jazz/hip-hop mash up of "Ego" and the bluesy, accapella tones of "Die Easy." 
 
Rag'n'Bone Man has a show lined-up in New York on March 9th, before beginning his European tour on March 23rd. For a complete list of tour dates and to find out more about his latest album "Human," please visit ragnbonemanmusic.com.

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