REMI shares new video for single "Lose Sleep" ft. Jordan Rakei
Following the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album Divas and Demons, Melbourne hip-hop outfit REMI share a new video for single “Lose Sleep” featuring London based artist Jordan Rakei – the cherry on top of their biggest year yet.
Filmed from both Melbourne and London, the clip features both Jordan and Remi walking darkly lit streets singing the highly personal lyrics with a reflective sensibility. The soul-infused, percussion based track speaks an important message. Read Remi & Sensible J’s words on “Lose Sleep” below:
Since our last record, a lot of young mixed race Aussie kids have come to me talking about how much they can relate to the racial struggle in our music. I don’t think that’s a good thing, but I’m proud that these kids feel a little less alone, because of some songs we didn’t think anyone would hear. It also became inspiration for me to continue opening up about my experience. Often you can feel like one crazy beige kid in a sea of ignorance shouting about equality. These kids helped change that for me. The most beautiful thing about a lot of musicians I know is how much the social climate effects them. Jordan Rakei is one of those musicians. Even though we were literally continents apart when he worked on this joint, with very little background on the song, Jordan was able too match the tone and message immediately. Partially because his voice sounds like liquid gold, but mostly because I know he gets it. It’s very apparent across his discography (if you haven’t heard it, get it) that he cares for our planet and the people in it. Thanks for being one of the good guys my brother. – Remi
I know Rem already mentioned Jordan Rakei, but damn, I’m mentioning him again! When I downloaded the vocals he sent, popped em in the track (already lined-up - thank you bro), then hit play……………. Absolutely killed it, perfect EVERYTHING. - Sensible J
REMI have been nothing but generous to us this year, releasing three massive singles including “For Good” featuring Sampa The Great, "Substance Therapy" and “Lose Sleep”. The tracks have each featured on triple j and took price of place on their Divas & Demons record, one of the most talked about releases of 2016. A hip-hop and soul release at its core, the sixteen track LP features some of Australia’s brightest hip-hop and soul artists including Simon Mavin (Hiatus Kaiyote), Sampa Tembo (Sampa the Great), Jordan Rakei, Baro, Silent Jay, Tom Scott (Average Rap Band), Lorry (Hiatus Kaiyote), Nui Moon and Cazeaux O.S.L.O. (Man Made Mountain).
REMI are currently in the middle of a national tour hitting all major cities & selling out in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. With a multiplying fan base and a resume of impressive collaborators, REMI are at the forefront of Australian music right now. Ahead of their last few shows on the tour & performances at Falls Festival and Field Day, check out their video for “Lose Sleep”.