“The Night Is Young manages to be simultaneously familiar and strange, commercial but emotionally weighty, grown-up without being boring.” – The Guardian
Today marks the North American release on Kartel Creative/Fontana North of ‘The Night Is Young,’ the second album by UK house duo The 2 Bears, comprised of Raf Rundell and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard.
Where 2012 debut smash ‘Be Strong’ was rooted in their love for London, ‘The Night Is Young’ takes on a more global vision. With a love for their home city still at its heart, the album pulls influences and experiences from across the world of dance music, drawing deeply from their trip to Africa last summer. As part of a project for Brixton-based youth magazine Live, the duo played shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg and spent time recording in a studio run by BLKJKS’s Tsepang Ramoba. The lead vocals for ‘Son Of The Sun’ were recorded there with a young singer called Sbusiso, and Kwaito legend Senyaka, who also added his vocal to lead single ‘Angel (Touch Me).’