Rudimental Release Single + Video for ‘Rumour Mill’ Feat. Anne-Marie + Will Heard
English band Rudimental released their latest single "Rumour Mill," featuring Anne-Marie and Will Heard. But instead of dropping the single first and then following that up with the release of a music video a few weeks later, they put them both out in one fell swoop.
The house music-influenced track benefits from the addition of Anne-Marie and Heard, both understated vocalists who work well together here, as neither ever tries to overpower the other. And they don't have to -- it's a decidedly relaxed song, with fitting lyrics like, "I don't even care about what they say." The video, meanwhile, is shot entirely in black-and-white and sees Anne-Marie and Heard in a parked convertible. There's not much action here, but it allows the focus to be entirely on the song.
"Rumour Mill" will be on the group's upcoming sophomore album We The Generation, which is set for a September release. The album will also feature other artists like Lianne La Havas and Bobby Womack. This should come as no surprise to fans, as Rudimental have collaborated with huge artists in the past. Most recently (and, perhaps, most notably) they recorded with Ed Sheeran when they released a reworking of his single "Bloodstream," which originally appeared on Sheeran's hugely successful sophomore album x.
Rudimental also released a few North American tour dates, set to take place this fall. You can check those out below.
9/29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
9/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/03 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
10/08 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
10/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom