New Track: Raleigh Ritchie & Sounwave – Never Say Die
I would put good money on you already being familiar with Raleigh Ritchie, whether it be from his recent turns in Game of Thrones as Grey Worm or from his 2014 underground hit “Stronger than ever” that received the remix treatment from none other than UK Garage hero MJ Cole.
His latest offering is a collaboration with SounWave, titled ‘Never Say Die’. Raleigh’s development on this is clear as you get the feeling there is a little more experimentation and that he’s developed as an artist from what already an extremely firm base. This track is a teaser for his fans of what they might be able expect from his debut album.
“I lost my mind in Brighton, I lost my mind in Rome, I lost my mind in Sydney, I lost my heart in…”
Speaking on the track Raleigh Ritchie states:
“I guess the song explores the idea that even the most fast living people hit a roadblock at some point, and actually those people are more vulnerable to self-destruction. You can spread yourself out too thinly until there’s not much left of you. I was one of those people for a time and I guess I just wanted to talk about it, try and find a way to make peace with it. I hope there’s a bit of triumph in the face of that too, that it’s something you can come out the other end a stronger person and live another day.”
After a writing trip in America, Ritchie met up with Sounwave, who some will recognise as being one of the main producers behind Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. The result was “Never Say Die”, and proved that both TDE’s Sounwave and Columbia’s Raleigh Ritchie, otherwise known as Jacob Anderson, are the perfect match.
If you fancy heading to see the man of the moment live then check out his tour dates here: smarturl.it/RRtour
or you can get a free download from www.raleighritchie.com