When we last heard from New York native, Ro James, he was expressing a new found patriotism towards the idea of love. He’s back yet again with another fervid ballad to help soothe the soul. “Neon Lights” elicits some of the same raw passion associated with classic R&B. It’s actually incredibly tough to listen to this new track and not draw comparisons to late 90′s crooner, D’Angelo. Like those great singers before him, James keeps the song’s entire focus rooted in his soft, ethereal voice while he serenades his lover over a simple, echoing bass line. It’s easy to find yourself drawn in from the very first second, with eyes closed and head bobbing all the way through. As 2012 comes to the end, it’s become increasingly clear through artists like Ro James and Miguel that R&B isn’t dead yet.

Ro James
Neon Lights
Ro James - Neon Lights
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