Jalen Ngonda Announces Debut Album & Drops Video For Come Around And Love Me

Jalen Ngonda starts summer with the ’60s soul-styled single “Come Around And Love Me” from his forthcoming debut album. The Daptone Records artist released the video today vide that he stars in with his guitar. The Marvin Gaye influence is a warm throwback feeling that Ngonda confidently brings into the 21st century. He describes the tune in a press statement: 

 “It was written in late 2021 as soon as it was possible to fly to the USA after lockdown I jumped on a plane and we got to work! The song is about taking a chance in spite of the surrounding doubts.”

The DC native who makes London his home, recorded “Come Around And Love Me” in Brooklyn with producers and arrangers Mike Buckley and Vincent Chiarito of Charles Bradley’s Extraordinaires. Ngonda’s proudly claims his love of Motown and classic soul and those sounds will be on his debut. The album is also named Come Around And Love Me and has a release date of September 8th. He is going on a tour of some European cities this summer more than 20 North American cities in the fall. Tickets are available for both tours.  

 

                                                                                    Tour Dates 

09/05 – Asheville, NC @ Grey /Eagle

09/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

09/07 – Durham, NC @ Motorco

09/08 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

09/11 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

09/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy

09/14 – Baltimore, MD @ 8×10

09/15 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

09/16 – New York, NY @ Racket

09/18 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe

09/19 – Detroit, MI @ El Club

09/21 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE

09/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line

09/27 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall

09/28 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre

09/30 – Ft. Collins, CO @ The Armory

10/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room

10/03 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic

10/05 – Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s

10/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre

10/07 – Portland, OR @ The Jack London Revue

10/09 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

10/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Starlet Room

10/11 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew

10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gold Diggers

10/15 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit

10/18 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Arts Collective 

10/19 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage Control Room

10/20 – Houston, TX @ Axlerad

10/22 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East

11/01 – Glasgow, SCT @ King Tut’s

11/02 – Liverpool, UK @ Jimmy’s

11/04 – Birmingham, UK @ O Institutes

11/06 – Bristol, UK @ Exchange

11/07 – London, UK @ Jazz Cafe

11/08 – Rotterdam, NL @ Bird

11/09 – Paris, FR @ Cafe De La Danse