We Won’t Be Broke Forever Baby

Akira The Don ft. Gruff Rhys

  • Uploaded on
    February 27, 2012
  • Recorded at
    Stephen Hague's castle overlooking France
  • Produced by
    Stephen Hague and Akira The Don
  • Mixed by
    Stephen Hague
  • Mastered by
    Mike Marsh at The Exchange
  • Artwork by
    Akira The Don
  • Additional Personnel
    Chuck Norman: Programming, AK Donovan: Programming, djbrass: Backing vocals, S.H.: Bass, guitars, backing vocals, James Harrison – Guitar

Number one! Number one!

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to my new number one single, We Won’t Be Broke Forever, ft. Gruff Rhys, taken from my second album, The Life Equation. As the press release has it:

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)… 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.

It was the last song I wrote for the album, and I remember the process very clearly. I had the chorus, I knew what I wanted to say, but I didn’t know exactly what the music would be doing. I’d bought a pile of vinyl from the charity shop, as I used to do habitually on Saturdays, and on the top of that pile was Dollar’s Greatest Hits. As soon as I heard the first mili second of Ring Ring I knew I had found what I was looking for. I sampled the first few bars, changed the pitch, chopped it up, played some bass and drums and synths, and within the hour I had the song.

We recorded Gruff’s parts round his house a few days later. He was wearing his baby daughter round his neck at the time. It was a beautiful moment in pop history.


Broke is aviliable on iTunes, Amazon and all good digital retailers… and in the following exciting and exclusive formats in the Don Shop!

MP3 bundle – £1.50
FLAC bundle – £1.99
CD (Plus download) – £5
8″ x 8″ Print (comes signed with download & CD) – £10
6″ x 6″ Framed canvas (comes signed with download & CD) – £25
Broke Bundle (everything!) –  £30



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