- Publish Date
- Saturday, 1 June 2019, 10:32AM
As another epic season of live shows approaches, Craig David today announces the release of his new single ‘When You Know What Love Is’, out now via Speakerbox /Insanity and Sony Music. The new track will also feature on the new Love Island UK compilation released 7th June.
Craig says ‘‘It feels amazing to share what I've been working on! I can’t wait for you all to hear it! This track came about so naturally and it’s all about the initial undeniable spark you get when something feels right - wanting to hold on to that feeling and seeing how it can develop.”
Demand for Craig’s live performances is higher than ever following the incredible success of his world famous, critically acclaimed ‘TS5’ shows. Starting out as the most exclusive pre-party in Miami, hosted in his penthouse home, Tower Suite 5, ‘TS5’ has gone on to become the must-see live event of the summer with Craig playing sets at the biggest festivals and clubs around the world. Craig’s unbelievable sets combine singing, DJ’ing, MC’ing, incredible energy and the biggest party anthems which have helped turn ‘TS5’ into a global festival powerhouse.
After bringing ‘TS5’ to the UK, Craig sold out shows at London’s KOKO, Brixton Academy and even London’s O2 Arena in a matter of seconds. In 2016 he took over Glastonbury’s Sonic Stage, bringing over 25k people to the tent and achieving the record for the biggest crowd at the stage in Glastonbury history. From there he made his Glastonbury Pyramid stage debut just a year later. Locally in Australia Craig performed to huge crowds across the country, as part of RNB Fridays Live.
Now back in London full time, Craig and ‘TS5’ show no signs of slowing down. He’s preparing to return this year for a record 4th season residency at Ibiza Rocks Hotel each Tuesday from 9th July – 24th September 2019, bringing some very respected guests with him. Amongst the names joining him this year will be DJ Luck and MC Neat, MistaJam, Shy FX and Donae’o.
Back in London having performed at SW4 last year, Craig will also be making his debut ‘TS5’ takeover at this years festival in August, curating his own stage with a whole host of handpicked UK rising talent across alternate genres. Joining Craig on the day will be special guests Basement Jaxx as well as performances from Mabel, Big Zuu, Yungen, Nathan Dawe, Jax Jones, Martin Sloveig and Sigma.
Craig says, “I'm excited to be bringing TS5 back to Ibiza for another season and have new rising talent also perform on the TS5 stage at SW4 Festival stage.”
Nineteen years since the critically-acclaimed, ‘Born To Do It’ changed his life, Craig catapulted back into the charts and in to the nation’s hearts with Big Narstie on the platinum certified single ‘When The Bassline Drops’, marking the beginning of his triumphant return. Craig has since leapt from strength to strength on our airwaves, and has been unavoidable on our TV screens and on the live circuit ever since. As a much loved and respected figure in music culture, Craig has racked up an astounding 20 UK top 40 singles, and seven UK top 40 albums in his career.