Raheem DeVaughn was deep in his bag and heavy in the studio in 2023. The consistent and prolific artist outdid himself last year, releasing three new projects – Love Euphoria, The Summer Of Love and Fall In Love. As their titles suggest, the trio of releases are all about love and lovemaking, which are topics that The Love King takes great pleasure in covering. The lead single from his latest album Fall In Love is actually a cover of The Isley Brothers’ classic “Let’s Fall In Love,” and it’s the latest to receive a music video.
The visual goes back in time to show a love that stands the test of time. The clip begins in 1999, and we see the moment that Raheem spots a cutie with her camera through the window of a diner. As he sips his coffee, he fantasizes about spending his life with this mystery woman. His visions take him from ’99 to the present day and chronicle their entire romance through the years. He quickly snaps back to reality and rushes out of the diner to introduce himself to his destiny and begin their love story for real.
DeVaughn’s remake of “Let’s Fall In Love” sticks close to the source material from The Isley’s 1979 album Winner Takes All. He collaborates with H.M.P. and guitarist Kenny Allen, and they collectively channel the legendary group. Raheem croons like Ronald Isley while Kenny plays like Ernie Isley, and they both replicate the tenderness of the original for this version.
Raheem’s excellent rendition of “Let’s Fall In Love” has us wanting to hear him cover more of The Isley Brothers’ songbook. While we add that to our musical wishlist, watch Raheem DeVaughn fall in love right before your eyes in the visual for “Let’s Fall In Love” right here.