Yes brothers and sisters, the next single from my acclaimed second LP, The Life Equation will be We Won’t Be Broke Forever ft. Gruff Rhys. That’s the beautiful artwork up there, created entirely by ME and my Wacom DTF 520. The background pays tribute to the work of the mighty Pete Fowler, whose joyous images were as much a part of the the Super Furry Animals’ allure to the teenage me as the music itself.
Included in the single package is a stunning and transcendent remix from dan le sac. The video for Broke is directed by Aaron Shrimpton, and is the third part of The Life Equation Trilogy that started with Nothing Lasts Forever.
Broke comes out on February 27th on digital download and limited edition radio promo CD. You will also be able to buy similarly limited edition prints and canvases of the artwork to put on your wall and brighten up your home.
Akira The Don – We Won’t Be Broke Forever Baby ft Gruff Rhys
Out February 27th on Living In The Future
We Won’t Be Broke Forever Baby is the euphoric new single from Akira The Don. Featuring Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals, Neon Neon) and produced by synth pop pioneer Stephen Hague (New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Blur), Broke is already getting radio play (Radio 1, 6 Music, record of the week on Awesome Radio) without having actually gone to radio yet, because it is a beautiful and inspirational anthem for our times.
The single bundle includes a sleek and Kirbyesque dan le sac remix that sounds like venus, and the instrumental, replete with personally approved Dollar sample.
The video, part three of Akira’s acclaimed The Life Equation Trilogy, is directed by Aaron Shrimpton (Scroobius Pip, Beardyman, B Dolan), co-stars Gruff Rhys, Envy and Eddie Argos (Art Brut, Everybody Was In The French Resistance…Now), and drops on February 13th.
We Won’t Be Broke Forever Baby is taken from Akira’s second album, The Life Equation, which will receive a nationwide physical release on March 5th.
Praise for The Life Equation:
- “Brilliant” – Grant Morrison (Batman, The Invisibles)
- “Spectacular… A real slap upside the head” – The 404
- “Glorious” – Subba Cultcha
- “The urgent and danceable truth” – Jeff Wells (Rigorous Intuition)
- “Triumphant” – Sun On The Sand