Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have enjoyed a relationship with contemporary music ever since the dawn of Rock & Roll. Continuing this tradition, someone has now written and recorded a song from the back seat of the new Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Demonstrating the composure of the eighth-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom, Mercury Music Prize and MOBO award-winning grime artist Skepta composed and recorded ‘Skepta RR’ whilst being chauffeured along the banks of Lake Lucerne and through the mountains of Switzerland.
Speaking of the achievement, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said:
“I want to welcome Skepta to the World of Rolls-Royce. He has shown a unique and exciting appreciation of the marque and interpreted Phantom’s credentials as the world’s quietest and most luxurious motor car with an exceptionally creative track and film.”
As you’d imagine, silence and serenity are of the upmost importance throughout the process of creating new music. Allowing for this perfect creative space, the next generation Phantom features Rolls-Royce’s all-new ‘Architecture of Luxury’ – a proprietary aluminium spaceframe that has been combined with more than 130kg of sound insulation and two-layer 6mm glazing.
Remarking on the Rolls-Royce Phantom’s atmosphere, Skepta said:
“The Phantom really takes you away. I stepped in the car and there was no need to think. It was like sitting in first class on a plane minus the noise. Comfortable and silent, a perfect space to make music.”
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have already collaborated with some of the biggest names in the world of music over the years – including John Lennon in 1967. This latest collaboration with one of the world’s largest grime artists helps Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to continue their contribution to contemporary music.
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