“Let’s go for a ride…try me for 1 night babe…trust me you’ll be fine…promise not to bite, babe…cuz I’ve been waiting all this time…just to see you walk this side…(The Ride)”
Ro James has just put out his first full length album ELDORADO. It is keeping the theme of strong, R&B albums from the guys this year going.
Many people have loved Ro’s song Permission this year, which has been a bit of everywhere. The song is a strong indication of the album. It is equal parts R&B and Soul, with a bit of Rock and Hip Hop in there. It is an extension on the Alternative R&B wave. It is clear that he is strongly influenced by the late, great Prince. The music is honest, sensual, smooth, and seductive. It slightly puts me in the mind of Frank Ocean, but with a different swing. The album is strong vocally, production-wise, and lyrically. It’s a great album for the summer. Especially for the summer nights. There are no features on the album. For me the album completes a sort of trifecta. I will be making a master playlist with ELDORADO, BJ The Chicago Kid’s In My Mind, and Anderson .Paak’s Malibu. So good.
ELDORADO is currently available on iTunes and Apple Music. This is definitely a must-listen and an exciting indication of the state of R&B. Support good music. Check out the video for the track Burn Slow below: