Certainly no one enjoys a restless night of tossing and turning in bed, besieged by intrusive thoughts. However, we can always appreciate art that channels that energy to great effect. FATHER, the striking debut from August Grant (aka AUGUST 08), is 25 minutes of mesmerizing introspection.

Coming on the heels of his lovely single ‘Funeral’, FATHER is undeniably personal but also universal at once. Grant’s confidence in his voice and words is readily apparent and mix terrifically with the production, which can be simultaneously sombre and joyful, like on the touching ‘Lately (Extended).’ If you’re looking for some moving, outside of the box R&B, don’t let this slip by you.

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