Raheem Devaughn enlists the writing talents of Ne-Yo for his new single “Ridiculous,” setting a smooth tone for his upcoming fourth album, A Place Called Loveland.
Praising the three-time Grammy winner, who also penned “I Don’t Care” from Devaughn’s prior album The Love & War MasterPeace (2010), Raheem comments, “From one songwriter to another, I think Ne-Yo’s definitely a blessing to R&B music.”
He continues, “‘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… I think it will be one of those records that you’ll hear forever.”
Take a listen to the soulful Maryland crooner’s latest romantic ballad below – plus snippets of more tracks [“Intro,” “Mean Time,” “Pink Crushed Velvet” and “Make A Baby”] from A Place Called Loveland, which is set for release later this Summer.