Ed Sheeran + Rudimental Join Forces on Funky ‘Lay it All on Me’
Ed Sheeran masters guitar riffs, lovely piano chords and even hip hop-worthy verses on his most recent X, but as far as his new collaboration with Rudimental is concerned, there's a brand new mountain to climb: the steel drum.
"Lay it All on Me," Rudimental's newest single from the electronic quartet's forthcoming We The Generation, features Sheeran's voice momentarily flirting with calypso in the snippet above (and why not?). Soon, though, the breeziness subsides, opening the door for some guitar and 808-laced funk.
"No you don't have to keep it under lock and key / 'Cause I will never let you down / And if you can't escape all your uncertainties / Baby I can show you how," Sheeran sings as the tempo hastens. Then, it's an uptempo number ripe for any dance floor.
We the Generation features 14 tracks, including the aggressive "Rumour Mill," and will be released on October 2. Rudimental will embark on a North American tour starting September 29 in New York City that will wrap up in San Francisco in October (you can find all available dates here).
And if "Lay it All on Me" registers as seamless, remember that Rudimental and Ed have joined forces before. In February, they remade the X singer's "Bloodstream," which Ed called "heavy" and "great," and we couldn't find reason to argue.
Will "Lay it All on Me" find space in your rotation? Share your thoughts on the new tune, and if you're into it, pre-order Rudimental's new album here.
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