UK Rising Star Mr Cutts Shares His Brand New Second Solo Single ‘ I Wish It Would Rain‘
Mr Cutts, fuses his signature old soul sound with the contemporary mellow vocals from Heather Chelan on gentle production ‘I Wish It Would Rain’, showcasing a glimpse into the unique musical world that can be heard on his upcoming LP.
Mr Cutts says about the new single: “When you hear a sample that you want to use there is a moment of excitement followed by panic. The panic is hoping no one has used it mixed with trying to Shazam it quick enough or taking a photo of the name of the tune in time. The excitement is knowing exactly how you are going to flip it and scrabbling to get to the laptop to start.”
He says more: ‘I Wish It Would Rain’ is a blend of samples, programmed drums, and live instruments. I wanted to chop up samples but make them rich and soulful by adding instruments played by some of the best players in London. This tune has Tobie Tripp on Bass and piano. I stereo mic’d the piano with two iPhones at either end as I love the way the iPhone records instruments. It also features TikTok sensation, Heather Chelan AKA Heb on the Web on vocals and VVilhelm on trombone.” Says Owen.
“I wanted the tune to bounce. It should give you the feeling of an old book shop, an apartment in Paris, a hopeless romantic. I wanted it to be a head nodder but if you listened closely it’s actually about being sad in secret. It’s about staying in the rain to hide you were crying. I think the juxtaposition of the beat and sentiment really works. It’s the second single from my upcoming album and fits as part of a whole story.”
Combining his well-known talents for dissecting, chopping, and sampling hip hop and soul records with his upbringing being heavily influenced by blues, folk and rock & roll, Mr Cutts has turned his attention to his own release schedule, building up a plethora of tracks over the past twelve months, to create a unique album, set for release later this year.
The Rising Star was Writing and producing ‘One Second’ featuring H.E.R on UK heavyweight rapper Stormzy’s album, Cutts is credited working with the best of UK talent including Lily Allen, Pip Millet, Green Tea Peng, Big Zuu, Kojey Radical, Tom Walker, Zak Abel, JGrrey, Clean Bandit, Loyle Carner and many more alongside international sensations H.E.R, Childish Gambino, Chloe X Halle, and Xylo.
The New Single ‘I Wish It Would Rain‘ by Mr Cutts Comes Before His Forthcoming solo LP