Calvin Harris is a giant among EDM hitmakers, with 10 U.K. No. 1 singles and 25 top 10s to his name. For his latest trick, he tapped an actual giant, the 6’5” artist Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, for the triumphant new single, “Giant.”
Harris places the Brit Award-winning singer up front in the mix, framing his vocals with keyboard stabs, brass, shuffling house beats and the hint of a 303. If you were expecting a throbbing EDM tune with big drops, you’ve got the wrong track.
“I am a giant/Stand up on my shoulder, tell me what you see/’Cause I am a giant/Will be breaking boulders, underneath my feet,” Rag ‘n’ Bone Man sings.
“Giant” marks a welcome return for Rag ‘n’ Bone, the big man with the even bigger voice whose debut Human ruled the U.K. albums chart in 2017 and earned him three Brit Awards, including wins for breakthrough act and critics’ choice. Since his breakthrough, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man (real name Rory Graham) has worked with the likes of Logic, Bugzy Malone and Professor Green.
Harris, on the other hand, is never far from the airwaves and charts, his 2018 releases “Promises” (with Sam Smith) and “One Kiss” (with Dua Lipa) blasting to No. 1 in his homeland. With “Promises” going to the top, Harris set a new U.K. chart record by becoming the act with the most No. 1s this decade (8). He also has a Billboard Hot 100 leader with “We Found Love,” his 2011 recording with Rihanna.
Stream “Giant” below.