This week in music features singles from Rudimental, Example, Hailee Steinfield x Bloodpop and Trinidad Cordana.
Rudimental – These Days ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen
Rudimental are an English band who rose to prominence in 2012 with their single Feel the Love, featuring singer John Newman. They are also known for their singles, Not Giving In, Waiting All Night, Right Here, and Free.
Jessica Hannah "Jess" Glynne is an English singer and songwriter who rose to fame after featuring on Clean Bandit's single Rather Be. Her song Hold My Hand became No.1 in the UK charts, making her the second British female solo artist to have five No.1 singles.
Benjamin Hammond Haggerty is more commonly known by his stage name Macklemore. He has collaborated with producer Ryan Lewis to release their singles Thrift Shop and Can’t Hold Us. They became the first duo in chart history to have their first two singles both reach the No.1 spot.
Daniel “Dan” Caplen is a British R&B singer, songwriter and musician. He released his first track "Longing for You" on February 19th, 2016.
These Days is classed under the genre as electronic dance music, but it is somewhat more gentle and meaningful than the usual “bangers” found in a nightclub. With lyrics highlighting the struggle of heartbreak and stunning vocals, it’s clear how the collaboration of these four artists worked really well.
Example – The Answer
Elliot John Gleave is an English rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer better known by his stage name Example. His most successful songs include Kickstarts, Changed the Way You Kiss Me, and Stay Awake.
The Answer is the third single from Examples sixth album which will be released later in the year. It is, of course, a dance song with powerful electronic backing music. The track could be seen as a love song with the “teenage crush” themed music video, along with the line, “You’re the answer to the meaning of my life”. However, Example has stated that the song was inspired by his children of three-years-old and five-months-old.
Hailee Steinfield x Bloodpop – Capital Letters
Hailee Steinfeld is an American actress and singer who received her big break starring as Mattie Ross in True Grit (2010). She has acclaimed roles in Ender's Game (2013), 3 Days to Kill (2014), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). Her songs include her debut single, Love Myself, and also the singles Starving and Let Me Go.
Michael Tucker, known professionally as BloodPop, is an American musician, record producer, and songwriter. He is known for writing and producing songs for Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. In 2017, his debut single Friends was released as a collaboration with Bieber.
Capital Letters is the second song from the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack, featuring a rhythmic dance beat and charismatic emotion. Hailee’s angelic-sounding vocals make the song truly romantic.
Trinidad Cardona – Dinero
Trinidad Cardona is an 18-year-old R&B singer who went viral for his hit Jennifer when it was posted on Facebook in 2017. As his fan base continues to grow, some are comparing the singer to a young Michael Jackson.
As his first single after Jennifer, Dinero contains some Latino influences and shows off how the young singer can effortlessly switch between English and Spanish. The track originates from traditional salsa before combining the beat of hip-hop with the pleasantries of reggae music.