RUDIMENTAL’S THIRD ALBUM “TOAST TO OUR DIFFERENCES” – OUT SEPTEMBER 7TH
BRIT-award winning collective Rudimental and iconic dance music crew Major Lazer have unveiled the eagerly-awaited official video to latest single, “Let Me Live”, featuring Anne-Marie and Mr Eazi.
“Let Me Live”, which features on Rudimental’s third studio album, “TOAST TO OUR DIFFERENCES”’, marks one of the hottest collaborations of the year. Featuring new-school pop sensation Anne-Marie – signed to Rudimental’s Major Tom’s imprint and widely regarded as the year’s biggest breakout UK artist with debut album ‘Speak Your Mind’ entering the UK Album Charts at #3 – and rising Afro-Beat star Mr Eazi, as well as additional vocals from 5-time Grammy-winning South African choral group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, “Let Me Live” is a feel-good, bold and emphatic celebration of taking back control.
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The official video, shot on location between London and Johannesburg by South African director Chris Saunders, bursts with joy, exploring the mood and themes of “Let Me Live” through colour, dance and movement. Beginning in London, Anne-Marie is transported from a grey, uninspiring day on the streets of London to a bustling, vibrant street party in Johannesburg, where she joins a troupe of local dancers. Inspired by South African street culture, and in particular Pantsula – a hi-energy dance form originating in Johannesburg – and Durban’s Gqom music scene, the video reaffirms Rudimental’s willingness to spotlight local cultures, dropping as a truly global and shared celebration.
Major Lazer (comprised of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire) are one of the most influential dance collectives in history, racking up over 12 billion streams and counting, making them one of Spotify’s Top 10 most-listened to artists in the world. The trio have collaborated with a wide variety of huge names; perhaps most notably, Justin Bieber and MØ on “Cold Water”, which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and clocked over 2.2 billion streams. Their 2013 single, “Lean On” – a collaboration with DJ Snake feat. MØ – has also amassed over 4 billion streams to date, as well as an additional 2 billion+ YouTube views, making it the #8 most viewed video of all time.
Cementing their position as one of the UK’s biggest and most successful acts with the release of mammoth, Platinum-selling UK #1 “These Days” earlier this year, Rudimental’s eagerly awaited third album ‘TOAST TO OUR DIFFERENCES’ will be released on September 7th through their own Major Toms imprint / Asylum Records. To date, the band have sold over 20 million singles and 2 million albums globally – extraordinary numbers for a band who have consistently moulded new and inventive sounds to push the boundaries of conventional pop music. They released their double-platinum selling debut album “Home” to critical acclaim in 2013, which has since sold over 1 million units worldwide, earning them a coveted Mercury Prize nomination in the process. Their second UK #1 studio album “WE THE GENERATION” was released in the autumn of 2015 and featured global smash “Lay It All On Me” ft. Ed Sheeran, the single selling over 1.8 million copies globally and achieving Gold status in the US.
This summer, the band will also be curating a weekly residency at Ibiza Rocks with guests including Anne-Marie, J Hus, David Rodigan, Raye, Not3s, Octavian, James Arthur, MIST and more. They will then conclude 2018 with their biggest UK tour to date, playing shows across Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, Bournemouth, with two finale shows at London’s prestigious Alexandra Palace.
Pre-order Rudimental’s third studio album ‘TOAST TO OUR DIFFERENCES’ here: https://atlanti.cr/ToastToOurDifferences
RUDIMENTAL – 2018 UK TOUR
Tuesday 16th October Glasgow O2 Academy
Wednesday 17th October Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 18th October Leeds O2 Academy
Friday 19th October Newcastle O2 Academy 1
Saturday 20th October Sheffield O2 Academy 1
Monday 22nd October Birmingham O2 Academy 1
Tuesday 23rd October Manchester O2 Apollo
Wednesday 24th October Bournemouth O2 Academy
Friday 26th October London Alexandra Palace
Saturday 27th October London Alexandra Palace – SOLD OUT
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