Raphael Tate Gives A Touching Tribute To His Mother With Stunning Single, ‘Lord I Need You Near’

Following on from the release of single, ‘Share My Life’, produced by Jermaine Forde (the son of Brinsley Forde from the legendary reggae group Aswad), RAPHAEL TATE makes a quick return with single, ‘Lord I Need You Near.’

Dedicated to Raphael’s mother, Patricia Ann Tate (1953-2020), ‘Lord I Need You Near’ is the first single that Raphael entirely composed and produced – from arranging the strings to performing the backing vocals. To be a conductor and composer has always been Raphael’s lifelong dream – and what better way to fulfil a dream by paying a tribute to a loved-one.

The stunning ballad features a stellar line-up who adds the final touches to the production. Award-winning jazz harpist JeffMajors, who collaborated with Raphael for 2021 single, ‘Everything Must Change’, provides the spine-tingling magic right from the beginning of the emotive piece.

Acclaimed bassist Mark A Walker adds a pleasing full-bodied tone to the heavenly arrangements. Mark has worked with the likes of Will Downing, Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music, Yolanda Adams and multi award-winning Gospel artist, Richard Smallwood who had a hit with single, ‘Total Praise.’

‘Lord I Need You Near’ was further brought to life by Ukraine’s Kaska Records Orchestra who provides breathtakingly stunning live instrumentation, a perfect platform for the UK-based singer/songwriter to showcase his powerhouse vocals, pleading for comfort from the loss of his mother. This single also serves as a soothing ode for everyone who lost a loved one, particularly during the pandemic.

Starting out as a Billboard chart-topping artist, peaking at number 25 on the American Dance Club with 2017 single, ‘ With Every Beat Of My Heart’, Raphael ventured out as an independent artist, creating his own label, Tate Love Production. His soulful vocal performance quickly earned him the title, ‘Prince Of Soul’ by his ever growing fanbase through tracks, ‘A Fool In Love’ and ‘Everyday Is Mother’s Day’, ‘Can You Feel It’ and ‘Blessed’, named Track of the Week by Premiere Gospel.

BBC London/Seani B-approved single ‘A Fool In Love’ and Reprezent FM featured single ‘Everyday Is Mother’s Day’ are also touching tributes to his late mother. ‘I Need You Near’ is the perfect tribute carry on the treasured memories of the biggest role model in his life.

Taking from the forthcoming EP Patricia Ann Tate Creations (release date to be announced) ‘Lord I Need You Near’ was released on Friday (13th May) on various music platforms. The release date marks the second anniversary of Raphael’s mother passing. Have a peep at the offcial video single below. You can also stream ‘Lord I Need You Near’ here.

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Song of the Day: Bobby Brown – Extraordinaire

Tennessee artist EXTRAORDINAIRE drops his ode to R&B legends New Edition and one of the group’s solo breakout artists in his rambunctious track, ‘Bobby Brown.’

Extraordinaire explains, “The song came about randomly but I decided to follow through with the train of thought to see where it took me.”

Listen to ‘Bobby Brown’ below…

Raphael Tate Unveils First Release Of The Year, ‘Share My Life’

UK-based singer/songwriter RAPHAEL TATE kicks off 2022 on a triumphant note with his brand new single, ‘Share My Life’, out now on all good download and streaming sites.

The self-penned single is a reminder to love and cherish loved ones – and never take them for granted. Raphael robustly soulful vocals leads the jubilant bounce of a soul/reggae/Afrobeat fusion, produced by Terrence Chamberlin (Bluesteel Studio) and Jermaine Forde (Ajang Music). A multi-Grammy nominated producer and the son of the legendary Brinsley Forde from Aswad, Jermaine has worked with the likes of Julian Marley and Black Uhuru and also produced Raphael’s 2020 BBC London/BBC1xtra-approved single, ‘A Fool In Love.’

Starting out as a Billboard chart-topping artist, peaking at number 25 on the American Dance Club with 2017 single, ‘ With Every Beat Of My Heart’, Raphael changed direction, venturing out as an independent artist and started his own label, Tate Love Production. His soulful vocal performance quickly earned him the title, ‘Prince Of Soul’ by his ever growing fanbase through tracks, ‘A Fool In Love’ and ‘Everyday Is Mother’s Day’ – an tribute to his late mother – ‘Can You Feel It’ and ‘Blessed’, named Track of the Week by Premiere Gospel.

‘Share My Life’ follows Raphael’s BBC Leicester-approved single ‘FEAR.NO.EVIL’ (released in October 2020) and soul ballad ‘Everything Must Change’ (released November 2020), where he teamed up with the legendary jazz musician and artist JeffMajors to create a soulful remake of Benard Ighner /Quincy Jones 1974 single.

‘Share My Life’ was released on 15th April on download/streaming sites.

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K Harrison Makes His Debut With Brand New Single, ‘Boss (Call Away)’

Following his own experiences working with stars including Ed Sheeran, and being championed by U.S Rapper The Game, Derby native K HARRISON launches his solo career with the release of his single ‘Boss (Call Away)’.

Produced by Certi Beats, the fiery single is an ode to the female ‘Boss’. With Mediterranean synths and a deep reverberating bass making up the backbone of the record, K Harrison effortlessly slides on to the beat for a soul-shaking performance that captures the passion, desire and enchantment of the lyrics.

Fondly dubbed the ‘Fresh Prince of Derby’, the emerging artist has developed a strong local following of fans and music critics. With a love for his craft and live performance, he has also stretched his legs across the globe, performing in countries across Europe and Asia and even finding a slot on the mainstage at BST Hyde park in front of 70,000 people where he performed a full set on the Barclaycard stage.

Currently focused on building his career and an extensive catalogue of music, the last year has seen him stay closer to home and set up camp in the studio where he has built a wealth of new tracks that are set to be released as his debut album in the not-too-distant future. Leading the charge on the music is ‘Boss (Call Away)’ and if it’s anything to go by, then we’ll be hearing a lot more of K Harrison from now on. Check out the official video for single below…

Shades Lawrence Drops Track, ‘I Do’ + Video.

Upon releasing her brand new album, ‘Trust Takes Time’- where she collaborated with a medley of producers, THAIBEATS, Yonas-K Beatz, Syndrome, DJ Pain 1, Rob Kelly, Mantra, SPECDRXM, SHRN – Montreal-born alternative hip-hop artist SHADES LAWRENCE drops brand new single titled, ‘I Do’.

In the piano-led single, Shades expresses her gratitude to those who helped her during the challenging times. Watch ‘I Do’ music video below…