Saxophonist turned vocalist Braxton Cook is heavily invested in developing his own unique sound as of late. The former King Adjuah pupil has been slowly stepping away from the jazz realm in order to dive head first into the worlds of R&B and Soul, exhibiting true versatility à la Robert Glasper. Who knows, maybe the young Cook will have a Grammy of his own some day! Following up on last year’s album No Doubt, which was highly-lauded by our very own Anthony Dean-Harris, Cook is back with a new single today entitled “Don’t Wanna See You”. It’s a passionate and heartfelt affair with Cook doubling on vocals and saxophone. In the artist’s own words “‘Don’t Wanna See You’ is somewhat of a classic break up song that explores how difficult it can be to resist falling back into an old but familiar relationship. While it may feel comfortable, easy and even convenient to stay with someone because it’s all you know, ultimately, it’s best to move on and focus on personal growth. I should note that, while the content of the song doesn’t directly speak to my personal life, as I’m a happily married man, as a songwriter it’s still a sentiment I have felt in my past and something that many people could relate to.” You should definitely stream it below.
“Don’t Wanna See You”, the new single by vocalist and saxophonist Braxton Cook is out today.
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Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.