Hear Calvin Harris’ Brassy New Song With Rag’n’Bone Man, ‘Giant’Rolling Stone — Ryan Reed
Calvin Harris recruited soul singer Rag’n’Bone Man for his lush new single “Giant.” The producer blends standard EDM touches – pulsating synths, house beats – with organic flourishes like brass, strings, piano and vocal chants.
Rag’n’Bone Man sings about addiction and redemption throughout the colorful track. “I understood loneliness before I knew what it was/Saw the pills on your table for your unrequited love,” he belts. “I would be nothing without you holding me up/Now I’m strong enough for both us, both of us, both of us, both of us.”
“Giant” is Harris’ first single of 2019, following a series of collaborative tracks from last year: “Promises” with Sam Smith, “One Kiss” featuring Dua Lipa, “Nuh Ready Nuh Ready” with PartyNextDoor, the Normai team-ups “Slow Down” and “Checklist” and “I Found You” with Benny Blanco. Harris, who issued his fifth solo LP, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, in 2017, recently recorded an acoustic version of “I Found You” with Blanco and Miguel.