Ahead of their No Escape Out Of Time project release on Friday, RITUAL have hooked up with Atlanta fast riser 6LACK for a rework of their single, “Drown The Lovers.” Chosen today as Zane Lowe’s World Record, the union came about when RITUAL posted a cover of 6LACK‘s “Loyal” online, and the artists have been in touch ever since. “Drown The Lovers” is available for purchase or streaming HERE. Adding his own vibe to the original, 6LACK places a new slant on the single. Speaking on the release, RITUAL state:

“We became massive fans of 6LACK late last year. We ended up obsessed with a track called “Loyal” that he put out before the album. As soon as I heard it, I had the idea to ask Mononoke to sing the chorus and for us to try and write our own version of the song around that. We were so happy with what we came up with, we threw it up online immediately. 

All of the sudden, a friend sent me a video of 6LACK listening to it on his Instagram feed! We ended up in touch with him and his producer and that led to us working on this new version of ‘Drown The Lovers’. It’s almost a surreal moment when one of your favorite artists sends you over a verse like this – the way he’s gone so deep into the concept and written such a powerful verse, it’s something really special. From the opening line ‘As I sit and paint these pictures with my words,’ we were blown away.”

Preorder No Escape Out Of Time HERE. Fans who preorder the record will instantly receive “Real Feels ft. Denzel Curry,” “Wouldn’t Be Love,” “Better By Now” and “Drown The Lovers ft. 6lack.”