Rudimental, the award winning drum & bass group behind “Lay
It All On Me” with Ed Sheeran, have just released a single that gives an enticing taste as to what’s to come on their upcoming studio album. This marks the first song that they’ve released in nearly two years–but the positive, pop single may have been worth the wait.
This time, the group known for having exquisite taste in vocal features (Ed Sheeran, Big Sean John Newman) chose X-Factor winner James Arthur. Arthur is most famous for his songs “Say You Won’t Let Go” and “Impossible,” which garnered 560 million and 140 million streams respectively.
On their choice of singer, Rudimental says “We spent a long time looking for the right singer for it, and were close to giving up until we met James Arthur; he sang it and we were blown away.” Arthur’s voice gives the song a nice touch; starting out sultry and becoming progressively more passionate as the song builds.
Rudimental starts with a simple acoustic guitar and builds to a chorus, complete with steel drums and thumping bass. Rudimental truly thrives in a live environment and the song seems perfect for a summer festival.
The lyrics complement the instrumentation well. On the theme of the song Rudimental said, “We’re so excited to announce our new single ‘Sun Comes Up,’ a song we wrote about overcoming adversity.”
So commence the new season on the right foot with “Sun Comes Up” below.