Nashville’s R.LUM.R releases his incredibly personal new album ‘Surfacing’, a masterclass in poignant R&B. Built on a string of hugely successful singles, the new record puts his ability as a songwriter front and centre. An impressive collection of sounds, tracks dance between R&B, soul and pop; surprising and inventive at every turn. Tracks such as ‘Boys Should Never Cry’ display R.LUM.R’s talent for penning incredibly introspective songs, an element that runs through the whole album.
“Surfacing is my proudest work to date. It took me almost two years, but now with Surfacing, a lot of these pressing thoughts I’ve had about my blackness, my version of masculinity, mental illness, healing, finding your own path, and more are finally dredged up from what seems like a bottom less ocean, and committed to wax. I feel like its got it’s own continental shelf; deep enough to dive where the listener may have never gone before, but sonically nice enough that you can stay near the shore and just let its current wash over if that’s all you need from it. Either way, I finally feel like I’m saying not only what I want to say, but what NEEDS to be said, in my own words. I finally feel like I’m Surfacing. Thanx for listening!”