New Day

Album: We the Generation (2015)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This features the voice of Bobby Womack. It was one of the last tracks that the soul legend recorded vocals for before he died in 2014. Rudimental's Piers Agget told The Boombox about the collaboration: "We met him on Later… with Jools Holland a few years ago, and he came up to us and said, 'Oh man that was amazing.' We were like, 'Oh my god, we're massive fans of you.' We kicked a vibe there."

    "A couple of years later, he wanted to work with us," he added. "We were on tour, and sadly he passed away. But one of his last wishes … His wife sent over one of his a cappellas and said, 'Would you like to have this?' And we thought it was amazing. We listened to it, and it made us cry. It was emotional. He was 70 and still had an amazing voice. That week, we made a beat to it, which was the same key and same tempo. It all came together really, really naturally."
  • It was Bobby Womack's dying request that Rudimental finish off the vocal track he'd been working on. By chance this song, which the band was working on at the time, was in the exact same key and tempo. "It was proper synergy," Rudimental's Amir Amor recalled to Digital Spy.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Amy Lee of EvanescenceSongwriter Interviews

The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.

Commercials

CommercialsFact or Fiction

Was "Ring Of Fire" really used to sell hemorrhoid cream?

Jon Anderson of Yes

Jon Anderson of YesSongwriter Interviews

From the lake in "Roundabout" to Sister Bluebird in "Starship Trooper," Jon Anderson talks about how nature and spirituality play into his lyrics for Yes.

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse Pop

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse PopSong Writing

Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.

90210 to Buffy to Glee: How Songs Transformed TV

90210 to Buffy to Glee: How Songs Transformed TVSong Writing

Shows like Dawson's Creek, Grey's Anatomy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed the way songs were heard on TV, and produced some hits in the process.

Butch Vig

Butch VigSongwriter Interviews

The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Siamese Dream.