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Soul singer Raheem DeVaughn has a new CD out, his fifth, called Love Sex and Passion. And why not? He’s already known as a popular crooner who makes the kind of music that generates all three. Too bad it wasn’t out for Valentine’s Day, but for some couples Valentine’s Day happens all year long. Those are the ones DeVaughn hopes to capture.

“On the last album I did a lot of interludes and whatnot so I just wanted to get right to it,” DeVaughn says. “I just try to make each album a different experience and an eclectic ride,” DeVaughn says. “Titling the album Love, Sex and Passion was a bold statement within itself. Those three words I think it’s so many layers and nooks and crannies and different places and topics you can talk about. I wanted to make sure when I touched on love that I talked about the good, the bad and the ugly – all of that.”

As is the norm for DeVaughn, and especially so when you record and album named Love, Sex and Passion. DeVaughn says that he tried to choose songs that reflected all the emotions that come along with a passionate relationship.

“As an R&B singer, I think that when you get to your fifth and sixth album it’s challenging to be able to talk about the same subject matter or tell the story poetically,” DeVaughn says. Well, considering how few R&B singers even get to a fifth or sixth album these days, obviously Vaughn is doing something right.”

Does his music reflect his life experiences or is it something borne from fantasies or stories he’s heard from others. DeVaughn is cagey about that.

“I plead the fifth,” he says. “Real talk. I live vicariously through my music. Some of it, I’m more connected to than others. I’m always looking. The challenge is that I love women. You know my motto – touch yourself until I can get to you.”

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