’ This song speaks to the reassurance we often seek.” “Wonderful Star” is one of two tracks from outside producers.
He shares, “When I heard this song, I thought it was a beautiful approach and the arrangement and looseness of the song felt galactic.
His songs have been recorded by Brandy and Van Hunt and he has collaborated with many of the greatest female voices of his generation including Faith Evans, Ledisi and Rachelle Ferrell.
Authenticity has always been at the forefront of Rahsaan Patterson’s artistry.
“Luther Vandross was one of those artists who could take a song and cover it as if you never heard it before,” states Rahsaan.
“I am a fan of his not only vocally but how he could make a song his own while paying homage to it.” The first single on Heroes & Gods is the glorious “Sent From Heaven.” The brilliant horn orchestration and tasteful arrangement perfectly frame Rahsaan Patterson’s impeccable voice as he give thanks and sings, ”My days are much brighter because you’re Sent From Heaven.” The song has all the makings of an instant classic and beautifully illustrates Rahsaan’s keen abilities as a songwriter.
“I have an exploratory nature in life also and that is reflected in my music.” For the track Rahsaan reunited with Trina Broussard (Babyface, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton Aretha Franklin) and for the first time welcomes La Tonya Williams (Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar).
The moody, no holds barred message and undeniable flow of “Break it Down” features a live band and was co-written with Rachelle Ferrell (Quincy Jones, Lalah Hathaway, India.It is a song Rahsaan started a few years ago shortly after a breakup.He explains, “It’s the should haves, would haves and could haves that we all have after everything settles in after a breakup.“This time I allowed myself the room to breathe and allow the music to tell me what I need to do.” The result is an enthralling collection of Rahsaan’s most organic, emotionally potent and sonically adventurous offering yet.It is no wonder why R&B goddess Chaka Khan has sung his praises and he has been co-billed with Earth Wind & Fire, Lalah Hathaway and Fantasia.His wide-ranging honey-toned and velvety smooth vocals, coupled with his unrivaled agility and his superb songwriting craftsmanship make him a standout in an era of here today-gone tomorrow artists.