This is The 2nd release from his new album, word of love
The Word of Love album is Raph Solo’s little notebook on relationships, a “what to do and what not to do” with matters of the heart, which he wrote from experience. In his new single, Broken Hearts, he continues where he left off from the title track. Broken Hearts is about wrestling and coming to terms with the mistakes that led to past break-ups, re-discovering self worth and becoming the king of hearts every man is meant to be. “I wrote the song a few years ago at around the time I met my partner,” says Raph Solo. “We were both newly out of major relationships that had left us broken and bruised. While the love making was hot, the baggage I carried from my past caused a lot of friction and undue fear in our relationship.”
“Broken Hearts heal with time,” sings Raph in his new single. He should know. Before meeting his partner, he experienced 7.5 break ups in nine years (one of the splits only scored a 0.5 on his pain-o-meter). His hardest failed relationship was with a man he regarded as a father figure. “It crushed me. It changed my perception of love,” he admits. “Though I still believe in love, I don’t view it through rose colored glasses anymore.”
Born to Lebanese/Chilean parents on the Gulf of Guinea in Nigeria, West Africa, Raph Solo is a singer, songwriter and music producer. He has released four full-length albums: Finally/ The Album, Am I Too Much?, The Anonymous Icon, featuring the hit singles Star and Good Morning London and Word Of Love which features his smash hit from last summer, Love Lives.
Many of Raph’s songs reflect on his personal journey of finding love. Word of Love features seven songs including some dance inspired grooves, a few mid-tempo songs and an acoustic ballad.
He wrote and produced all of the tracks on the album, with musical arrangement by David Brant and studio programming, recording and mixing by Mr Darlow.
Visuals are a key element to Raph’s work. The Broken Hearts music video was filmed on the Southeast coast of England and incorporates the famous white cliffs as a backdrop. Raph plays a mythological warrior-turned-prisoner who must conquer his fear and wrestle down his demons to reclaim his crown. Though fantasy, the video depicts the song in the way Raph’s love life truly unfolded. “It’s all shamelessly romantic and heroic,” Raph laughs, “but that’s me.”
The shackless he wears in the video are meant to symbolize the emotional baggage most people carry from failed relationships. Says Raph, “If you can free yourself from the shackles, you will one day reign over love.”
“Broken Hearts is about letting go of past loves, embracing what is new, and working to extend that love into tomorrow and beyond.”
Raph Solo’s Broken Hearts is being released globally through Angel King Musique and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon as well all other online retail outlets. Its music video is available on Youtube. For more information, visit raphsolo.com.