A lot has happened since last October when I first wrote about R&B/pop singer/songwriter R.LUM.R. He signed to Island Records, has had millions of plays on Spotify, has been written up in Rolling Stone, is being booked for festivals… yeah the kind of stuff to which most performers look forward. And his debut album Surfacing is out on October 4/19. It’s been preceded by the single “Cold”, the story of when romance simply dies in a relationship, in this case reassuring that it’s nobody’s fault. R.LUM.R.’s voice is equally effective when it’s quiet or soaring, and “Cold” offers both. It’s for those who like their R&B with alternative flavours, and could do well on open-minded radio stations who like to play newer talent before other stations. “Cold” is very convincing and would likely be best heard live in a small club setting.