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Labrinth’s Ultimate Playlist

The brilliant Labrinth makes a welcome return to the music scene with his new single Let It Be blasting him back onto the airwaves in a riot of melody, rhythm and brass.

It's the first taste of his second album (Take Me To The Truth) following his hugely successful debut, Electronic Earth, which featured the singles Let The Sun Shine and Earthquake; all this came after he had produced the enormous Pass Out and Frisky for Tinie Tempah.

We caught up with Labrinth to discover his Ultimate Playlist: stand by for a brilliant and eclectic selection of top tunes.

Let It Be is released September 28. Take Me To The Truth is released later this year. For the latest info visit labrinthofficial.com

Listen to the whole playlist on Spotify

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Favourite Sad Song

"Magic - Coldplay because it seems happy on the outside but actually very sad. You know the story behind it and it's completely relatable."

Favourite movie soundtrack song

"Cockeye’s Song from Once Upon a Time in America - it’s an epic movie with an epic soundtrack. Mind blowing!"

Favourite song from your childhood

"Michael Jackson - Billie Jean. Do I really need to explain why? Haha."

Favourite song that no-one else has heard of

"Regular Trade Mark by Fela Kuti because Fela Kuti is a genius and is an important artist to know. More of our generation should know about Fela Kuti."

Favourite club anthem

"Total Confusion by A Homeboy, Hippie and a Funky Dread, because my manager did it and it's very, very old."

Favourite Wedding Song

"Everyday I Love You Less and Less - Kaiser Chiefs, because it's so romantic!"

Favourite novelty song

"Being a Dickhead's Cool by Grand Spectacular because it's done by my good friend from OddChild, Raf Riley, and it's absolutely hilarious!"

Favourite lyric from a song

"“Sleep in peace when day is done”: Nina Simone from Feeling Good."

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Favourite current song

"Wretch 32 - 6 words. He’s a good friend and I’ve never heard him sing before. It’s definitely a heartfelt song and it just jumps out."

Favourite song from your own music

"My new single, Let It Be. It’s got so many elements to it - horns, strings, and me belting!"

(Images: Rex)