Robbie Dupree namechecks some now-departed names on his latest single.
The Brooklyn, New York native best known for "Steal Away" will release "Audio Graffiti" this Friday via iTunes, Amazon and major streaming services. It's a jazz flavored rock number with a Steely Dan-ish arrangement, and he calls its style "comparative."
Robbie Dupree says, "'Audio Graffiti' is sort of a song that is about the differences between what it used to be like and what it is like. You know, the opening line says, 'We've come a long way since the Fillmore Days, now we're all living in the digital age."
"It's not being against the current state of the music. It's just not being a part of it anymore. And so, when you look back on it, it is kinda nostalgic to think about Marvin Gaye and Aretha, people I mention in the song are just i cons that we miss."
"Audio Graffiti" follows his recent single "Ordinary Day." Robbie plans more stand-alone singles this year, but like many artists, he no longer sees reason to bundle a collection of new music in traditional album form.