Songs can be extremely impactful! Human by Rag N Bone Man is one such hit number. A beautifully put-together and meaningful song has been delivered with utmost passion. Rag N Bone Man is one of the finest songwriters who hails from England and nailed this song. His actual name is Rory Charles Graham. He wrote this incredible song along with his fellow co-writer, Jamie Hartman. Well, looks like the collaboration worked its magic and we were presented with a masterpiece.
The song was released through Sony Music for digital downloads, on July 16, 2016. Next, the song with its music video on July 21, 2016, was released on YouTube. Now, it stands with over 1.4 billion on the platform.
How to Download Rag’n’Bone Man – Human
You can download the song from a digital store such as Apple Music. Click on the Download button at the end of this review.
The Song Review
Now, let us discuss its commercial and critical performance.
Commercial & Critical Performance
The song was a big hit commercially and rocked the chart. Human made it to the UK Singles Chart and took the No. 2 spot. It ultimately became the Christmas No. 2 of the year 2016. This was a massive success for Rag N Bone Man. Not just that. The song went on to become the top-selling single in its first week. In addition, Human by Rag N Bone Man became the most downloaded song and remained in that position throughout the week.
The success did not slow down for Rag N Bone Man. Human became the number 1 song as a Christmas favorite song for masses. That speaks volumes about its power. On the other hand, the song took the number 1 spot on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart, in the US. Plus, it took the second spot on the Rocky Airplay chart. Globally, the song reached the Number 1 spot in 15 countries. All this clearly tells how incredibly perfect the song is.
The song received the Gold Certification by the RIAA in the July of 2017. Plus, the song received 4 Platinum certifications by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry).
Now, let us shed light on its critical success. The song received favorably positive reviews from critics.
NME praised the music production and vocals. Critics at NME wrote, “The heady title track melds all three mixing moody production, blues, and upbeats but it is the brute force of his vocals that carries the record”.
Cameron at The Daily Telegraph wrote, “Instant impact, honest lyrics, and a throwback to ‘real’ music in the time of corporate pop”. He also compared this song to “Take Me to Church” by Hozier for its honest and impact theme.
Music Video & Composition
The music video of this song is simple yet sophisticated and impactful. It begins with Rag N Bone Man standing in a big building. He begins to sing and then many other faces some lip-syncing on his vocals. The video also comprises all side shots of Rag N Bone Man and other artists. It ends in the same way it starts, at the face of Rag N Bone Man.
The song has a common type tempo with 75 beats each minute. It is written in the key of B Minor.