Have you heard ‘Anywhere Away From Here’ yet? No? Well, what are you doing here? Go! Go and stream it here now, so we can simp together, please… Done? Okay, put the kettle on, and let’s chat about this piece of musical perfection from Brit Award winners, Rag’n’Bone Man, and P!nk. Here at THP HQ, we are absolutely blown away and emotionally spent. That’s all, thanks for coming to our Ted Talk.
Okay, let’s get serious here for a second. This song is beautiful. It is a masterpiece. We don’t know what we were expecting from this collab, but we’ve been counting down the clock ’til we could bless our ears with it. And blessed we are! This collab makes sense in every way. Rag’n’Bone Man and P!nk are some of the biggest vocal powerhouses in the industry, and their soulful voices, individually and in goosebump-inducing harmony through this track, feel like a warm cup of cocoa on a rainy day. ‘Anywhere Away From Here’ is the third single from Rag’n’Bone Man’s upcoming album Life By Misadventure, following the release of ‘All You Ever Wanted’ and ‘Fall In Love Again’, and with this new taste of what is to come, we are absolutely beside ourselves with anticipation for album release day on May 7th. You can pre-order Life By Misadventure right here.
‘Anywhere Away From Here’ shares the very relatable feeling of being uncomfortable in your surroundings, of being out of place. Written by Rag’n’Bone Man, alongside an incredible writing team of Ben Jackson-Cook, Simon Aldred, Dan Priddy, and Mark Crew, the song is raw, warm, and palpably thick with emotion. The album was born in Nashville before Rag’n’Bone Man returned to the UK as the first lockdown began; and this single screams of Nashville blues and deep soul. We think Rag’n’Bone Man certainly wouldn’t have been out of place, in Nashville, the land of some of the greatest musicians of all time!
This song is an honest reflection of wanting to disappear from uncomfortable situations – about the vulnerabilities that we all face. It’s an honour to have P!nk on this record and I’m so glad she is able to be a part of it.
Rag’n’Bone Man on ‘Anywhere Away From Here’
Not content with just blessing us through our headphones; Rag’n’Bone Man and P!nk are serving up the visuals too; as they have dropped the music video for ‘Anywhere Away From Here’. This stunning music video was directed by Joe Connor, who has directed for Coldplay, Sam Smith, and even, The Rolling Stones! We see the pair at The Duke Of York’s Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, dimly lit and surrounded by nature and wilderness. The backdrop for their powerhouse performance is an indulgence for your eyes and ears. Check out the music video below!
I first encountered Rag’n’Bone Man in Europe in 2017 not long after hearing his song ‘Human.’ By then I had already fallen in love with his voice, and when we met in person I quickly learned he has a beautiful soul, too. Since then, I knew I wanted to work with him one day. ‘Anywhere Away From Here’ couldn’t be a better song for us to sing together. I’m so honoured to be a part of this collaboration.
P!nk about working with Rag’n’Bone Man
‘Anywhere Away From Here’ is such a massive song; and while we are all longing for the return of live music; we can’t help but imagine how hard this song will hit live! So we’re so excited that Rag’n’Bone Man is hitting the road later this year for his Life By Misadventure UK tour! Haven’t got your tickets yet? You can get yours right now, right here.
Are you loving ‘Anywhere Away From Here’ as much as we are? Who would you love to see Rag’n’Bone Man collab with in the future? Drop us a comment, or come hang out with us on Twitter @TheHoneyPOP or Facebook.
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