Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Raul Midón released his tenth album, If You Really Want, on September 14 via Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Records. The new album also features the talents of Grammy Award-winning Dutch ensemble Metropole Orkest, conducted by Vince Mendoza.
Watch the premiere of the official lyric video for “Suddenly” from If You Really Want via the player below:
Midón, blind since birth, has proven that disability can neither hinder talent nor passion. His new album aptly closes with “Suddenly,” a heartfelt, uplifting ballad. The singer tells JAZZIZ: “This song came to me in a moment of vivid epiphany. I realized ordinary experiences are transformed into extraordinary ones when we give them meaning.” The statement rings true in such lyrics as: “Suddenly the noise outside my window is a symphony / A symphony of endless possibility right in front of me.”
If You Really Want is also Midón’s follow-up to his acclaimed Bad Ass and Blind album, which was released last March and picked up a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. This new album transcends many genres. It is a wave transitioning tempo that charms the listener with each new track, with The Metropole Orkest complimenting Midón’s soulful vocals via beautiful collaborative arrangements. Mendoza describes the project as a great gift of Midón’s songs: “To paint these stories with the shades and rhythms of the Metropole Orkest is quite simply a match made in heaven. I am so happy to have been a part of the process.”
Midón is currently on tour to promote If You Really Want. For more information, go to http://www.raulmidon.com/
Feature photo credit: Samuel Prather.
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