SINGLE REVIEW: Rudimental feat Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen – These Days


Rudimental are responsible for some of the catchiest drum and bass and electronica crossovers of the past six years. They’ve collaborated with some of the UK’s biggest acts including Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Ella Eyre, John Newman and Dizzie Rascal to name a few. The band are currently working on their third studio album and they’ve teamed up with Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen for their euphoric second single. “These Days” is a feel good anthem which looks at being thankful for the relationship you had with someone and hoping that one day you could be friends again and just look back at the memories you shared together. Macklemore opens the song with the honest and reflection intro. “I know you moved onto someone new, hope life is beautiful. You were the light for me to find my truth, I just wanna say thank you” . It perfectly sets the mood for the song and allows Dan Caplen to take over the verses while Jess Glynne soars during the chorus. Macklemore then returns at the end to deliver one of his signature raps. It’s been produced very well and returns to their original sound that they introduced on their debut album with a little extra pop polish. The chorus will instantly be stuck in your head and will have you hitting replay quickly. “I hope someday we’ll sit down together and laugh with each other about these days, these days”. 

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