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 features on records by Kanye West, Adele, and many more. The song speaks on the need to fight against the perils of the world, and not against each other, when in a relationship.
2015 has been an incredible year for Raleigh Ritchie – real name Jacob Anderson (which may ring a bell to some of you if you watch a certain HBO series). Kicking off the year by performing on stage with Run DMC, he then toured the UK with George Ezra. Also a successful actor alongside his music career, Jacob's character Grey Worm was part of a major storyline in the phenomenal TV series Game Of Thrones this year. Since then he has released his single "The Greatest", the video for which currently has over half a million views on YouTube, and "Never Say Die", an acclaimed collaboration with Kendrick Lamar's go-to producer, Sounwave. With record sales of over 135K, an upcoming UK headline tour and prestigious festival appearances confirmed this summer before he releases his debut album – there's plenty more to come from Raleigh Ritchie this year.
Raleigh Ritchie's debut album will be released later this year via Columbia Records. He will be performing at festivals this summer and on his UK headline tour on the dates below:
August 2nd – Y Not Festival, Matlock
August 7th – Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
October 4th – Manchester Academy
October 5th – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
October 7th – The Institute, Digbeth
October 8th – Electric Brixton, London
October 9th – Waterfront, Norwich