EXCLUSIVE FIRST-LISTEN: Bad Rabbits Release New Sports Anthem "How High"

Kevin Posey

Coming off their latest single release, "Way With Words", the acclaimed band, Bad Rabbits, strikes again with a hot, new, summer single "How High".

ESPN Music has the exclusive first-listen premiere of "How High" on SoundCloud.

If you were thinking "How High" sounds familiar, you'd be right! That's because you heard it first on ESPN's College GameDay in 2013. The much anticipated release of this track comes right on the heels of the upcoming College Football season.

"How High", produced by Teddy Riley, delivers the smooth, soulful, funky, R&B vibe that the Boston band is known for. With lyrics like "when I tell you to jump you say how high", the song is a true sports anthem. Bad Rabbits' drummer Sheel Davé told ESPN Music how he relates the fun side of the song with Dee Brown and how the song draws inspiration from the aggressive vibe of Shaq:

"If you remember the "no-see-dee" slam that won Dee Brown the 1991 NBA All-Star Dunk Contest in Charlotte, NC. This would have been the song that was going through his head when he was midair. It’s also the song that would've been going through Shaq's head when he shattered his first glass backboard. Guaranteed.” - Sheel Davé

Bad Rabbits’ forthcoming album, set for release in Summer 2015, features collaborations with Grammy-Award winning songwriter James Fauntleroy (Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Rihanna, Timbaland). They also joined forces with producers The Movement (Justin Bieber, Jesse McCartney), G’harah “PK” Degeddingseze (Chris Brown), Arthur McArthur (Drake, Dr. Dre), 1500 or Nothin’ (Jay Z and Justin Timberlake), and Sam Barsh (Aloe Blacc and Kendrick Lamar).

With praise from the likes of SPIN, Pitchfork, Jimmy Kimmel Live, USA Today, Alternative Press, Vice, Vibe and MTV Buzzworthy Bad Rabbits have been made a name for themselves as one of the most compelling and eclectic groups to emerge on the music scene.

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