Rain (WheelUP Remix)
Alice Russell

Released: 9 Jan 2024

Label: Tru Thoughts

Much-loved British soulstress Alice Russell’s new, self-reflective single, “Rain”, gets remixed by Tru Thoughts label-mate and “bruk renaissance” torchbearer WheelUP aka West London’s Danny Wheeler. “Rain (WheelUP Remix)” is transformed into a bruk-boogie, an essential edit for DJs and the dancefloor, as WheelUP explains: “It was a big honour to be asked to remix legendary singer and Tru Thoughts legend, Alice Russell, her vocals are so pure. I flipped the remix with a broken beat/boogie sound to get the moves flowing on the dancefloor.”

Written and produced alongside long-time collaborator TM Juke, “Rain” is the first offering of new music from the iconic singer in over a decade and is one of her most personal songs to date. Melding warm, blues-infused guitars with heartfelt lyrics, “Rain” addresses the urgent need for us all to be self-reflective, so we can truthfully communicate and connect with those around us and the world we inhabit. As Russell elaborates: “Rain is about us trying our best to see what is ours and not pile it on to those around us, to question so we can have a truly deep, connected, loving and honest relationship with all who share our lives; to sort out our own baggage so we can let go and therefore move on and live, while we still have the breath to do so”.