With just a few weeks remaining until the arrival of Sugaray Rayford’s new album Somebody Save Me, the Texas-born bluesman has shared the project’s latest Stax-indebted stormer of a third single, “You and I.” Though imbued with throwback echoes of soul music’s past, the buoyant track coupled with Rayford’s impassioned vocals coalesce for a sound that’s undeniably fresh and inspired. “The song is about the woman that believed in me, before I believed in myself,” Rayford confides. “’You and I against the world,’ she always used to say.”
Due in stores March 1st, the ten-track LP was written and produced by Forty Below Records founder Eric Corne, who assembled an expert roster of musicians who together infuse the album with an organic quality that captures the raw energy of Rayford’s live performances.
We’re thrilled to present the exclusive world premiere of “You and I” for your listening pleasure below, and be sure to also check out the preceding pair of singles, “The Revelator” and “Angels and Devils.” And if there’s any justice in this wacky world of ours, when Somebody Save Me arrives next month, nobody will be able to save Sugaray Rayford from the widespread success that his music so rightfully deserves.