Rory Graham (aka Rag’n’Bone Man) announces the release of his highly anticipated debut album Human, out on February 10 on Columbia Records / Best Laid Plans. News of the album comes as Rory is shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 BRITs Critics’ Choice Award alongside Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie. Having previously been won by the likes of Adele, Sam Smith and Emilie Sande, the winner will be announced next week.
2016 has been an incredible year for Rory. Having been longlisted on the BBC Sound Of Poll earlier this week, he’s also featured as part of Apple Music’s New Artist For 2017 and topped the Google Play Music One’s To Watch list.
His single Human has now been certified Gold in 7 countries, streamed 45 million times and hit the number 1 spot on iTunes in 25 countries. Having been added to all the major radio playlists here in the UK Human is this week’s number 1 trending track in the UK and is currently sitting at number 2 on the iTunes chart.
The phenomenal success of his single Human around the globe follows years of relentless performing for Rory. At the age of just 15 he started rapping in his hometown of Uckfield and then at 19, encouraged by his father, started singing at local blues nights. His combined love for blues and rap soon developed into something bigger, when he joined Brighton’s hip-hop crewThe Rum Committee, regularly travelling up to London to play hip-hop nights in Brixton. The releases of his Blues Town, Wolves and Disfigured EPs earned him huge crowds across the country, firming a dedicated fan base incredibly early on in his career.
2. Innocent Man
4. Bitter End
5. Be The Man
6. Love You Any Less
11. As You Are
12. Die Easy
Deluxe (as above but including)
13. The Fire
14. Fade To Nothing
15. Life In Her Yet
16. Your Way or the Rope
17. Lay My Body Down
Pre-order the album HERE
“A surely unstoppable star in waiting” – Evening Standard
“Brighton’s tattooed future-soul-star channels D’Angelo’s R&B sensuality with hand-wringing directness and an out-of-body voice” - Mojo
"His voice is a mighty, bruised holler-and-croon of an instrument" – Sunday Times Culture
“A pioneer crossover artist who will be making colossal waves in 2016” – Wonderland
“The voice of a long-lost blues legend” – The Guardian
“Haunting, hollering stuff from the sturdy blue-eyed soulman” – Metro
“The buzz around rising star Rag’n’Bone Man is growing with the release his most powerful single yet, Human” – The Sun (Bizarre)
“Rag’n’Bone Man is big in every sense of the word, but if his trajectory continues at the rate it’s going now, he could be huge” –The Independent
“On first listen to Rag’N’Bone Man you’d be forgiven for thinking that the gravelly voiced crooner is the Deep South personified, his voice belies his background, but in fact Rory Graham is one of our own – Hunger
“Rory Graham, aka Rag 'N' Bone Man, is everything you should love in a blues singer” – Complex