Award-winning producers Rat City and Isak Heir have paired up once again for summer banger 'Rather Be' via Sony Music Norway.
Keeping up with the same soulful vibe as their last successful single, 'Rather Be' matches the same euphoric and soulful energy, driven by a striking vocal performance, nostalgic funk and soul instrumentation and bouncing electronic elements creating everything you want from an upbeat dance track. Punchy but sophisticated production is both indulgent and bold, with the ability to get listeners on their feet and to the dance floor in an instant.
Having already garnered more than 35 million Spotify streams on their first collaboration together, 'Kind of Love', listeners can obviously expect something big from this pair up. Proving their talent for creating infectious pop songs with catchy melodies, 'Rather Be' comes as no surprise and just in time for the summer sun. Created last summer - there's no negative pandemic vibes here!
It all started on a zoom session with Canada-based songwriter Faouzia, followed by several online sessions with the songwriter Autumn Rowe before Isak Heim added the final touches and a killer lead vocal. This was Rat City’s first time starting a track via Zoom, something that became a necessity for many writers over the last 18 months, and they describe the process as,
“unique, and surprisingly a lot of fun!”.
Rat City produced Dagny’s track ‘Somebody’ which won her both Track of the Year at P3 Gull 2020 and was nominated for Song of the Year at Spellemann 2020. Their debut artist single ‘Kind of Love’ catapulted to #1 on Shazam and #1 on Norwegian radio for 7 consecutive weeks. Crossing well over 50 million combined streams, and spending 20 weeks on Spotify's top 20 chart. The band has also collaborated with major talents such as Kiesza and Tungevaag, and Rick the Kid.
Based in Norway, Rat City are completing work on their debut album which is expected to be released prior to the end of the year.
'Rather Be' is out now.
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