Indie R&B Artist/Producer Robert Maddrey Releases Third New Single ‘Paint a Picture’

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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Indie R&B artist Robert Maddrey releases new single ‘Change’

The R&B music artist known as Robert Maddrey has released his new single, “Change.” The single is Maddrey’s official worldwide debut. It has been proudly published on the ThickerThanWater Productions independent label without the direction or support of the corporate music industry. Heartfelt, smooth, and written with the betterment of all humanity in mind, “Change” is a song for all of us which fans of all music genres are sure to enjoy.

Robert Maddrey cites as main artistic influences the Jackson 5, the Isley Brothers, Ray Parker Jr., Prince, Michael Jackson, Motown’s Funk Brothers Band, and Stevie Wonder, “just to name a few.” A man with great passion for good music, his own style on “Change” is accessible to fans of anyone from Jack Johnson to Issac Hayes.

Much of Maddrey’s tonal complexity probably comes from his varied cultural experiences growing up. A self-described “army brat” originally from Philadelphia, Maddrey has lived in Texas, Hawaii, England, California, Delaware, Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and resides now in Ohio. In addition to his own talents on “Change,” his brother, Paul Maddrey, Jr., also appears on the single playing a second keyboard track, “to brighten things up.”

Still, it is the overall message of “Change” which is the song’s heart and soul.

Asked to describe the themes of his debut track, Robert Maddrey writes: “’Change,’ as in changing the world by changing ourselves within. Stop all the fighting, no matter what faith, religion, color, or political stand. This song will reach the hearts of every country. Music is the universal language and I believe that ‘Change’ will send a universal message of peace to all. Change begins when we change within.”

As well as his newly released debut, Maddrey also has a song available for listening at Jango Radio [link provided below].

Like many of today’s greatest musicians, Robert Maddrey first cut his teeth playing music in church. Eventually he joined the choir, and one day had the rare opportunity to meet the legendary Jackson 5. This chance meeting inspired him to become a musical autodidact.

He purchased his first electric guitar and began to wholeheartedly produce music. The bass guitar followed, and then the keyboard. These instruments form the crux of his characteristic sound on “Change.”

Robert Maddrey has performed in such groups as Black and Tan Ensemble, Black Atmosphere, the Essence Band and the Eclipse Band (which groups won several talent showcases at Fort Polk, LA). A fifth group, the Coup, also benefited from Maddrey’s skills. With an all-original set list, they persevered at several showcases and achieved radio airplay. Maddrey’s founding of ThickerThanWater Productions is the culmination of a music career more than 30 years in the making.

Maddrey has said of ThickerThanWater, “We love to make music and we make music to love.”

“Change” by Robert Maddrey from ThickerThanWater Productions is available online at over 700 digital outlets now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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