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Listen to André Akinyele's first new Pop/R&B single "Compassion" feat. EFFIGY, available August 18, 2017

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André Akinyele announces new album entitled Telegram Mews to be released November 3, 2017 inspired by Drake, Frank Ocean, and Maxwell with hints of the soul essence of Marvin Gaye. The first single "Compassion" featuring EFFIGY, a rising hip-hop/rap artist from Ithaca, NY, brings Effigy's mastermind genius of flow and lyricism in the likes of hip-hop artists Lil Wayne and Earl Sweatshirt. The song title says it all, as much through atmosphere, and as it does with words. The choruses drift through conscious revelations, resulting in a smooth and precisely constructed masterpiece. With pristine vocal twists and turns, "Compassion" is interlaced with sleek production. Listen to a clip below.

 

Almost two decades into his music career, André Akinyele remains a magnetic and relevant presence in the music industry.

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Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer André Akinyele has recorded under the names Marcel and Ajamu Akinyele, exploring multiple music genres. He is the bandleader and bassist of the jazz/funk fusion band Gemini Soul, the vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Looking for Lester, as well as the vocalist and keyboardist for the electronic synth-pop duo Lavender Lush. He is also the co-author of the book Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello.

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