Acclaimed re-mixer RAC — the mastermind behind beloved re-imaginations of tracks by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lana Del Rey, and Bastille —is giving away a new track from his upcoming debut album Strangers. The song is “Repeating Motion” featuring frequent collaborator, Karl Kling. Stream the track on Soundcloud or download it on rac.fm.
“I met Karl in college and we’ve worked together ever since,” RAC says. “He’s truly one of the most talented people I know. This song is one of my favorites on the album and in many regards encapsulates everything I was trying to achieve with it.”
The composer, producer, arranger, and recording artist born André Allen Anjos will release Strangers in two parts and as one complete collection on CD and vinyl. Strangers Part 1 will be released March 4th and Strangers Part 2, out April 1st, will contain nine additional new tracks also to be released digitally. That same day, Strangers, the complete collection of 16 tracks will be released digitally, on CD and vinyl.
André co-wrote and produced every song on Strangers, which features an impressive array of guests including, Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and 2014 Golden Globe winner for Best Original Score) Tegan & Sara, Penguin Prison, Tokyo Police Club, Katie Herzig, along with Bloc Party’s Kele and rising electro-pop star MNDR, who both feature on “Let Go,” the lead single that has already hit No. 1 on Hype Machine’s Artist and Popular charts.
RAC will hit the road in February for the Strangers Live World Tour, which includes shows at SXSW and at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
Originally born and raised in Portugal to a Portuguese father and an American mother, RAC settled in Portland, Oregon, where he began to forge his unique brand of indie-pop by creating over 200 inventive remixes for Kings of Leon, Bob Marley, and U2 among many others. His remixes have reached No. 1 on the Hype Machine charts 26 times and his first solo recording, “Hollywood,” featuring Penguin Prison hit No. 1 on all four Hype Machine charts at once, while his tracks have over 22 million Soundcloud spins. Tracks from his Don’t Talk To EP, which was released in October, have been streamed over 5.5 million times.
Check out a live video of RAC performing “Let Go” at his sold-out Bowery Ballroom show in NYC with MNDR.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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