Tuesday, 6 February 2018

My New Single of the Week - Craig David - I Know You - featuring Bastille

My single of the week this week is from Craig David with 'I Know You' featuring Bastille.

Now this is one of those songs that you hear, then find out who sings it, and you would never have realised who it was. It is in fact Craig David, but he sounds soulful and deep, and extra kudos were it needed with collaborating with the very brilliant and unique sound of Bastille. I wouldn't have put these two together, but the end result is fantastic.

'I Know You' was released at the end of 2017 as the second single from Craig's album The Time Is Now, which is his seventh album. Its also his first collaboration with Bastille.

Bastille are a British band, that are a bit indie, a bit rock, a bit pop - like a blend, so you never know what you are going to get, whilst they have a distinctive sound. They've been going since 2010 and have previously released the likes of 'Pompeii'  and 'Things We Lost in the Fire', amongst their 13 singles and two studio albums, as well as extended plays.

Craig David is an English singer, songwriter, who rose to fame back in 1999, when he featured on Artful Dodger's hit single 'Re-wind'. He had some hits including 'Fill Me In' and Walking Away, was referenced quite a lot in the TV Show - Bo Selecta, and then seemingly vanished for a while.

He came back bigger (literally - he returned with a totally different, and buff new look) and better than ever with singles 'When the Bassline Drops' and 'Nothing Like This'. His latest collaboration being the best yet, in my humble opinion.

This is a beautifully slowed down tune, with the music and the vocals being quite atmospheric. The lyrics of the chorus "We're all stumbling through the night, it doesn't matter, we're all together, and there's paradise in our minds, falling together, arms round each other" are just beautiful.

This is one of those examples of all the pieces coming together to add up to greater sum than its parts. Its just beautiful, catchy and memorable. Brilliant stuff.

Let me know what you think of this week's single of the week, or go have a listen if you've not heard it before. For more of my singles of the week, live music and other music related stuff, why don't you check out My Music page here. Happy listening :)

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