Rudimental – Rumour Mill (ft. Anne-Marie & Will Heard)

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In anticipation of their forthcoming album We the Generation, powerhouse UK electronic act Rudimental has shared the official second single off the LP. “Rumour Mill” is a vocal duet between between rising London singers Anne-Marie and Will Heard. We’ve heard Heard (hah) before on Tourist‘ track “I Can’t Keep Up,” and he continues to entice us with his seductive and broody vocals. The effort is a feel-good, energetic house number that will make you want to dance all up in your car, much like the video below. Look out for Rudimental’s album to drop September 18 via Major Tom’s/Big Beat, and scope out their upcoming U.S. tour dates below.

Rudimental North American Tour Dates:

09/29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
09/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/03 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
10/08 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
10/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream

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Although Ed Sheeran‘s hit track “The A Team” from his debut album, +, may have elevated his career to A-list status, the fact that he’s enjoying mainstream success doesn’t make the English singer-songwriter any less talented. And while I do not subscribe to all of Sheeran’s music, his track “Bloodstream” off recently released second studio album, x, (read “multiply”) is worth checking out. Sounding remarkably similar to Ben Howard, “Bloodstream,” which was written in part by Rudimental has a darker edge to it than the rest of the album — all the while maintaining an undercurrent of that signature folk-pop sound that he does so effortlessly. Listen below.

DC folk can catch Ed playing Merriweather Post Pavilion September 6.