Today, R.LUM.R, whose most insightful buzzed about songs and videos like “How This Feels,” “Boys Should Never Cry,” and “Cold” have explored sensitive emotional issues of vulnerability, self-awareness, male identity, and mental health, announces the November 1st release of his much-anticipated major label debut album Surfacing via Island Records. Along with the album release announcement, R.LUM.R releases a new advance track titled “Lonely.” Surfacing finds R.LUM.R rising above the fray by confronting cognitive and socio-economic topics that once constrained him, breaking through the strictures of environmental and cultural boundaries. Writing candidly about anxiety, depression, self-awareness and self-love, he seeks to turn around the ugliness and loneliness that can limit peoples’ growth at every strata of society. Surfacing also finds him collaborating with the aptly titled production and writing team known as The Gifted (James Bairian/Louis Castle) and other production from Toulouse, KillaGraham, Christoph Andersson, Heavy Mellow, Tim Randolph, Scott Hoffman, & R.LUM.R himself.
With the release of new music, R.LUM.R builds on the momentum that he gained since he burst onto the music scene with “Frustrated” which marked his major breakthrough in 2017 and endeared him to fans worldwide. The track reached Top 10 at Urban AC radio and amassed over 70 million streams. His past accomplishments are super impressive and found him performing throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia and blazing the stage at Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! He’s been praised by outlets from Rollingstone, Billboard, NPR, VIBE, Okayplayer, and more.