Rag‘n’Bone Man has revealed the results of a recent team up with UK alt rock band Nothing But Thieves, to deliver a driven, never-heard-before remix of his powerful track ‘Alone’.
The release follows a year that has included soaring to the top of the UK album chart on release in May and holding a Top 10 position for seven weeks, as well as hair-raising performances at the BRIT Awards & Olympics Homecoming Concert.
Rag’n’Bone Man says of the remix, “Most singles I’ve released so far come with remixes and sometimes it’s a bit difficult to imagine what it’s going to be like – especially if it’s dance or drum & bass. With Alone, I felt like that wasn’t going to be possible and I had to think outside the box.”
Listen to ‘Alone (Nothing But Thieves Remix)’ by Rag‘n’Bone Man on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
He continues, “I remember seeing Nothing But Thieves at some festivals previously and thinking how amazing they were – I love their sound. I think they’ve done a really interesting version of this song and it’s a real honour to have them on the track.”
‘Alone’ was written after conversations with a friend who told Rag’n’Bone Man about experiencing judgement from her family for not marrying and having children. “I really feel for women, because men don’t get that kind of pressure from their families,” he comments. There’s a whisper of Stevie Nicks in the opening verses –gorgeous sequences of tender guitar-picking –before a rousing chorus that hits you right in the gut.
After a truly special recent run of sold out intimate headline shows at London’s Jazz Cafe, Rag’n’Bone Man is set to play a series of UK tour dates. Beginning in his home city of Brighton next month, the tour culminates in at London’s Eventim Apollo in November and will be followed by European tour dates in Spring 2022.