The music genre built to uplift

R&B is back in a big way and Grammy-nominated UK artist Craig David is using it to spread positive feelings during turbulent times here in the US and back home.

The 36-year-old singer and producer joined Salon’s D. Watkins on “Salon Talks” to discuss his new album “The Time Is Now.” When asked about the collection of upbeat dance tunes and how they fit into today’s troubling political landscape, David called the album a form of “escapism.”

“Let’s just appreciate what we have and our friends and our family and the good things that we have in life because if you keep focusing on all the negativity all the time, you’re almost like a vortex,” David said. “You get more of it because that’s all you can see.”

David shot to fame when his 2001 debut album “Born to Do It” went platinum. He was only 18 years old at the time and went on to garner millions of fans across the globe and two Grammy Award nominations.

“The Time Is Now” is out on January 28, 2018. David also recently announced his first TS5 U.S. tour for January, which will make stops in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more.

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