rcHail­ing from New Zea­l­and, the unfor­get­table Raw Col­lect­ive have released a power­ful new single ‘Water­proof Coat.’

The track is a blend of hip-pop, funk, syn­thes­isers and some unortho­dox time sig­na­tures and struc­ture. In short it’s a pop song from the future, influ­enced from the past, but avail­able today.

It is simply a meta­phor for the ego, a defence against all obstacles we may come across. The song con­veys the mes­sage to take some time to look after and pro­tect your­self, espe­cially from people psy­cho­lo­gic­ally and socially.

“We care and look after the people we love, but some­times we for­get to care the same for ourselves, so put on your coat and stay dry in among the chaos, the rain storms, the tur­moil, or the wrong advice,” said MC/Beatmaker Raw Deezy.

“This is a song about cel­eb­rat­ing strength and will power, but warns of the need to be immune to any neg­at­ive influ­ences that life does bring,”

People will become the thing they fight the most, and many people will try to per­suade you, even try to stand on your back to reach high­er. This track is designed to inspire any listen­er to take on your own goals, ignore or jump all the hurdles and fol­low your own path regard­less.

Raw Col­lect­ive takes inspir­a­tion from many genres and influ­ences and dis­tils it into an hon­est, ori­gin­al rauc­ous energy that speaks to all gen­er­a­tions and walks of life through music that sings to the soul, causes the head to nod and encour­ages the feet to move in rhythmic fash­ion.

The 12-piece col­lect­ive was formed in 2014 with their debut single ‘Coins [Memor­ies] became single of the year on Since then the band have fol­lowed up with three pre-album singles and have hit the road per­form­ing at fest­ivals such as: HOMEGROWN, Coas­tella, Tora Tora, Twis­ted Fre­quency, CUBADUPA and New­town Fest­iv­al.

‘Water­proof Coat’ is off their upcom­ing debut album ‘For The Ancients’ due to drop 1st of May 2018.



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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.