Rudimental’s We The Generation - What You Need To Know
Rudimental follow-up their hugely successful debut album Home with brand new collection We The Generation on Friday (October 2nd) (you can pre-order it on the right-hand side of the page), here is everything you need to know about it...
A little background?
Rudimental’s tour in support of their debut album Home seemed like it would never end. By the time they finished up they’d released seven singles, sold over 300,000 copies of the LP in the UK alone and played just about every town they could possibly play. Touring so hard meant their new album was largely written in the back of a bus and then committed to tape in their studio in East London. It took a while to get everything down, but the result is here and it’s We The Generation...
Who’s Producing It?
Amir Amor, Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith, a.k.a Rudimental. No outside help needed.
Any Special Guests?
Plenty. Folkster Foy Vance guests on ‘Never Let You Go’, Dizzee Rascal pops up on ‘Love Ain’t Just A Word’, MNEK helps out on ‘Common Emotion’, Ella Eyre is back for more, this time singing on a track named ‘Too Cool’, Lianne La Havas features on ‘Don’t Speak’ and the sadly departed Bobby Womack’s vocal is included on ‘New Day Coming’. And, of course, Ed Sheeran, with the reworked version of his hit single ‘Bloodstream’ featuring on the album as well as another track titled ‘Foreign World’, which also includes his vocals.
There are also a few contributions from rising stars Will Heard and Anne-Marie who lend their voices to quite a few tracks on the record.
What Does It Sound Like?
Whereas Home felt more like a collection of singles, this is a far more consistent and concise body of work. The influences are more diverse, with soul, funk and even bits of reggae in the mix, but it’s also bigger, bolder and a lot more confident. Oh and the choruses are just as ginormous.
Does It Deliver?
Big guests, big tunes, things are only going to get bigger for the boys over the next couple of years.
Rudimental’s We The Generation is released on Friday (October 2nd). Check hmv.com on Friday for a full interview with the band.