At its heart a British Electronic music project, THE RUDE AWAKENING (T/R/A)- led by musician and radio presenter Johnny Normal- expands on the substratum that Synth and Post-punk pioneers Gary Numan, PiL, Soft Cell and OMD began building circa 1981.
"Let Nothing Take Your Pride" is a searing, anthemic debut track about defiance, resilience, fighting your corner and never backing down. This is an extremely intimate sentiment for Normal, who spent the majority of 2014 in a coma, ferried between four hospitals, battling for his life. But the message is much more than personal: it is a call to arms for anyone, anywhere, who has taken a beating and bounced back up to give fate the middle finger.
Supplying six eclectic versions of the song, the Let Nothing Take Your Pride maxi single includes Normal's Motionsonic Mix as well as remixes by the Isle of Wight's Mr Strange, Nottingham's Blott, Bradford-based Illustrial, Hereford's industrial innovators Nature of Wires and French electro producers X-Mouth Syndrome (XMS). The distinctive female backing vocal on various mixes is provided by Normal's long-time friend and collaborator Brooke Calder (A*O*A, POP INC, Lolly Pop).
"Let Nothing Take Your Pride" EP track listing:
1- The Mister Strange Remix
2- The Motionsonic Radio Mix
3- The Blott (Live Each Day) Remix
4- The XMS Remix
5- The Nature of Wires Remix
6- The Illustrial 'Night Version'
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DIGITAL RELEASE DATE: 2ND OCTOBER 2017
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released September 13, 2017