The singer/songwriter of contemporary rhythm ‘n’ blues known as Robert Maddrey has released his latest official single, “Paint a Picture.” Like the rest of his growing repertoire, “Paint a Picture” has been proudly published again under the ThickerThanWater Productions independent record label without the direction or support of the corporate music industry. A smooth, classy, and heartfelt R&B ballad riding with a mellow groove that will surely appeal to fans of any genre. “Paint a Picture” is the latest reason for fans, listeners, and even the music industry itself, to sit up and seriously take note of this budding and trending artist and producer on the horizon.
Asked to cite some of his main artistic influences, Robert Maddrey lists Ray Parker, Jr.,Frankie Beverly, Ron Isley, Al Green, Issac Hayes, and “the sound behind the Motown sound” the Funk Brothers,” calling them “the great sounds of our history.” His own tone on “Paint a Picture” is less dramatic than Al Green’s and more subtle than Isaac Hayes’, making for a style that is
modern, non-derivative, and will surely stand the test of time.
Helping to produce the magic behind “Paint a Picture” is Robert Maddrey’s brother, Paul Maddrey, Jr. who is undeniably bringing unprecedented musicianship to the table. This chemistry of musicianship helps create their characteristic sound that is slowly bringing ThickerThanWater productions closer and closer to the music forefront.
Speaking of the themes of his newest single, Maddrey writes, “‘Paint a Picture’ as in painting a picture with music and song. Music is not just a sound but a feeling that you create. It’s a simple but important message of peace and a musical vision of hope for the world– just a ‘feel good’ song that any real music
lover can’t help but enjoy.”
The publication of his first prominent single, “Change,” came in February 2016, followed in May by “Never Forget”, which was published under the “FaithWalk Entertainment” umbrella. Paint A Picture’ is a great follow up release after ‘Change’ and ‘Never Forget.’ The three songs compliment each other as well as show the great versatility in musical style and genre.
“From the vocals to the instrumentals,” writes Maddrey of his single, “‘Paint A Picture,’ I believe this song is destined to bring real music and musicianship back to life and to the airwaves. This song is truly a musical vision of the way the world should be. Bringing real music back in all genres as well as continuing to spread our universal message of peace. ‘Paint A Picture’ is a great follow up release after ‘Change’ and ‘Never Forget.’”
Maddrey has said of ThickerThanWater productions, “We love to make music and we make music to love.”
“Paint a Picture” by Robert Maddrey from ThickerThanWater Productions is now available online at over 700 digital outlets worldwide.
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