Raleigh Ritchie, the vocalist, song-writer, and actor Jacob Anderson, has returned this Summer with the release of his brand new GRADES-produced single 'Time In a Tree.' His first release in a year, the vocalist and song-writer is set to floor fans and critics alike with an almost cinematic sound. The single, whilst showcasing a new style for the musician, is undeniable recognisable as Raleigh Ritchie, with his unique blend of rap and vocal, over what could be a blockbuster movie soundtrack - complete with atmospheric strings by Rosie Danvers and Wired Strings. The song tells the story of needing some time away from your feelings; a moment of peace - just like a child, climbing a tree.
After featuring in this year’s Forbes 30 under 30 campaign, and continuing his role in HBO’s Game of Thrones as Grey Worm, Raleigh shows no signs of slowing his world domination. The single comes in the wake of last years 'The River,' and 'Lonely Summer,' not forgetting the release of his debut album 'You’re A Man Now, Boy,' (which to date has sold over 140,000 copies, and has 150 million streams worldwide.) Loved by critics, fans and fellow musicians, Raleigh choses his collaborations carefully, perhaps most notably featuring on the Ivor Novello Prize nominated 'Don’t Cry For Me,' the formidably catchy song, taken from Stormzy’s chart-topping album 'Gang Sign and Prayers.’
Now ready to release his own material once again, Raleigh Ritchie shares the first single from what is rumoured to be his next album. Speaking on the single, Raleigh states: “'Time In A Tree' is about needing some peace. Some respite, some time away from your own mind. The ways that you can get in your own way on the way to those things. It's about the fear of not being deserving of happiness, or that you're not doing enough to get the kind of happiness you want. It's about needing validation and confirmation that you're loved and supported when you're struggling. It's about needing time in a tree, like a kid - off the ground and halfway in the sky.”