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The multi talented Raleigh Ritchie has turned his hand to directing in this new exciting venture. Teaming with Topman, Raleigh has directed his short film Hi Maintenance, which he wrote and scored based on the song "Cowards", from his incredible album 'You're A Man Now, Boy'.

TOPMAN TV and Raleigh have enlisted the help of their trusty fans to be a part of this unique creative project, which focuses on the highs and lows of a relationship. The six minute short film showcases Raleigh's talents as both a director and actor, adding to his flourishing CV of talents.

Watch below:

Words: Corrie Parris

Singer/songwriter Raleigh Ritchie is a name you're probably very familiar with now. With news of a new album on the way by the name of You're a Man Now, Boy, which will arrive via Columbia Records on February 26, we also get an emotive new title track. The new single is a smooth, slow-burner, laced with a beautiful strings section, as well as some sultry keys and just an overall solid vocal performance from Ritchie.

Each track on You’re A Man Now, Boy was written by Raleigh Ritchie, with production from the likes of Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar), Chris Loco (Kwabs), Justin Broad & Paul Herman (Eminem, Emeli Sande), Mike Elizondo (Dr.Dre, Eminem) DJ Dahi (Drake, Dom Kennedy) and more! Stay tuned for the official release.

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After sharing the first instalment of his phenomenal single “Bloodsport ’15”, Raleigh Ritchie has now given fans a further visual counterpart, which speaks on the song’s meaning and message. At first the visual might seem a little disturbing as we see Raleigh on the roof of a building, equipped with a sniper rifle, shooting the heads off of innocent bystanders, but as the video goes on, the visual gets wittier, with some rather entertaining clips throughout the second half. It's one of those videos you kind of have to just see what happens, but the wait is certainly worth it.

The track "Bloodsport" originally appeared on Raleigh Ritchie’s 2013 EP Black & Blue and has since amassed over 4 million streams on Spotify. This new version features additional string arrangements provided by the esteemed Rosie Danvers and Wired Strings, who have featured on records by the likes of Kanye West, Adele, and many more. Watch the video below!

Grab the single now on iTunes.

 

 

In the midst of his single campaign for “Bloodsport ’15”Raleigh Ritchie has shared an incredible track titled “Bad Place”. The song, is taken from the motion picture “Just Jim”, the directorial debut of Craig Roberts. Life sucks for Jim. His best friend Michael is now hanging with the cool kids and Jim’s only companion is his dog. He’s stuck in a small town where nothing ever exciting happens, until... Dean, a mysterious American moves in to the house next door. Dean is older, good looking and in Jim’s eyes the coolest guy he’s ever met. Jim can’t believe his luck. Dean offers him friendship, helps him win the girl of his dreams and he soon becomes the most popular boy in school. But when it turns out Dean is hiding a dark secret, Jim is forced to question if his newfound popularity is worth it. Buy/ Rent ‘Just Jim’ here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/just-jim/id1034420700?mt=6&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Premiered via i-D Magazine, the song sees a new tone for Ritchie, who is featured quasi-rapping on the track, as he flits between a discussion of multiple personalities and emotions. “Get away, get away. Get away. Not today.” The song comes as an unexpected display of further material from the artist, who is expected to release his long-awaited debut album in 2016.

Raleigh Ritchies current single Bloodsport’15" { https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrnCnCmUrE8 } originally appeared on the 2013 EP ‘Black & Blue’ and has since amassed over 4 million streams on Spotify. This new version features additional string arrangements provided by the esteemed Rosie Danvers and Wired Strings, who feature on records by Kanye West, Adele, and many more.

Raleigh Ritchie returns to our ears with a brand new track today. Alongside TDE's Sounwave, the "Stronger Than Ever" vocalist has hit us with "Never Say Die", a track which speaks on the perils of emotions and dark mind space. While the track won't feature on the album, it's the perfect example of Ritchie's ability to be able to harness a more global sound.

Speaking to The Fader, Raleigh states:

“I guess the song explores the idea that even the most fast living people hit a roadblock at some point, and actually those people are more vulnerable to self-destruction. You can spread yourself out too thinly until there's not much left of you. I was one of those people for a time and I guess I just wanted to talk about it, try and find a way to make peace with it. I hope there's a bit of triumph in the face of that too, that it's something you can come out the other end a stronger person and live another day.”

With true emotion surging through both the timbre and lyricism, we're sure this one is going to be in our heads for a while.