International superstar, Craig David, has released his highly anticipated seventh studio album, The Time Is Now. The 15 track record is an epic collection of RnB-pop-dance infused anthems, which includes explosive collaborations with Bastille, JP Cooper, AJ Tracey, Ella Mai, Kaytranada and GoldLink. Stream or buy the album here!
The record features the silky-pop vocals, and fresh dance sounds of already released singles, Heartline, Live In The Moment featuring GoldLink and I Know You featuring Bastille. Whilst The Time Is Now album smoothly showcases Craig's renowned RnB flair, the celebrated music veteran confidently adopts the hip-hop and urban dance trends of the current musical landscape, cleverly enriched by incredible partnerships with some of the industry's hottest acts.
Dan from Bastille spoke about his experience teaming up with Craig for the creation of I Know You. "We've been huge fans of Craig's music and have become mates over the past few years after playing some shows together, so writing a song together in the studio felt completely natural. We had so much fun making I Know You together". Earlier this month, Craig shared the official music video for I Know You - "This was definitely a collaboration that caught so many people off guard, and makes it even more special to see how everyone has shown so much love for the track. I hope you enjoy the brand new video". Watch the official music video for I Know You here!
VICE praise the music alliance of Craig, Kaytranada and GoldLink, for their up-beat soul jam, Live In The Moment. "The earworm of a Kaytranada-produced bop combines Craig's upbeat vocals with GoldLink's honey drenched voice, a marriage that makes so much sense it's hard to believe it hasn't happened already". The singer added, "With Kaytranada you'll sift through and there are nuggets of gold in the mix of all the songs that he'll send over, and the Live In The Moment instrumental, it stood out. It felt right...It's RnB, but it felt like it was forward-thinking RnB. It had the old-school elements, but still felt fresh". Read the full article with VICE here!
The past year has seen Craig not only complete another ten-week, sold-out TS5 Pool Party residency at Ibiza Rocks Hotel, but also a 17-date sold out arena tour, including two nights at the O2 Arena, one at Wembley Arena, performing on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, and a sold out Brixton Academy. In Australia last year, Craig toured with the stellar RnB Fridays arena tour, performing alongside fellow RnB superstars Ne-Yo, Sean Paul, Kelly Rowland, Kelis and more.
Craig David closed 2017 winning the sixth MOBO Award of his career for Best R&B/Soul Act, another impressive and merited accolade for the singer who continues to mark himself as a grand presence in music.
The Time Is Now tracklisting
Love Me Like It's Yesterday
For The Gram
Get Involved Feat JP Cooper
I Know You Feat Bastille
Live In The Moment Feat GoldLink
Love Will Come Around
Somebody Like Me Feat AJ Tracey
Talk To Me
Talk To Me Pt. II Feat Ella Mai