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Akira the Don releases new single with Gruff Rhys - listen

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Akira the Don has released a new single featuring Gruff Rhys.

The singer-songwriter's track 'We Won't Be Broke Forever Baby' features Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon star Rhys and has been produced by Stephen Hague.



"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," Akira said on his blog of writing the verses for the chorus he had already.

"As soon as I heard the first millisecond 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."

He added: "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."

The track is available to buy now on MP3, FLAC and CD formats, as well as in special editions featuring a print or signed canvas.

'We Won't Be Broke Forever Baby' features on Akira the Don's second album The Life Equation, which is available digitally now and is released on physical formats on March 5.

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