Alive

Album: Brand New Machine (2013)
Charted: 21
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  • This Drum & Bass cut was debuted on MistaJam's BBC 1Xtra show on October 2, 2013 during a track-by-track interview with Status. It was released as the third single from Brand New Machine on December 15, 2013.
  • The song features vocals by Jacob Banks. The Birmingham soul singer also supported Chase & Status on their Brand New Machine 2013 UK tour. Wretch 32 fans will know him from his vocal contribution for the rapper's single, "Doing OK."
  • The song received a surge in popularity after featuring in the trailer for the FIFA 14 video game.
  • The song's music video details the consequences of substance abuse and addiction. It was shot on location in The Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Montana.
  • Chase & Status' Saul Milton explained what the duo's goal was for the song in a Spotify track-by-track commentary: "We've tried to combine the kind of deep gospel, quite a positive vibe, with incredibly hard fast drums and bass, which is what we've done previously, combining quite nice beautiful singing with hard Drum & Bass. And I think it's a great way to end the album with high energy, Jacob's performance is second to none, as the song progresses so does he."
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