Meaning of “These Days” by Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne and Macklemore

“These Days” is a song by the English band Rudimental featuring vocals from rapper Macklemore and singers Jess Glynne and Dan Caplen. The lyrics of the song center around the aftermath of a romantic relationship between two partners, with each of them looking back at their union with great nostalgia and wishing each other well.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Rudimental's These Days at

But is the song based on a true story?

Since none of the writers of the song has confirmed it, we are at this moment unsure if the lyrics of the song are based on a true story or not.
Lyrics of These Days by Rudimental

Facts about “These Days”

  • The song was written by all members of the band Rudimental (Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and DJ Locksmith) and four other writers, namely British singer Dan Caplen, American singer John Ryan, British singer Jamie Scott, and songwriter Julian Bunetta.
  • Rudimental produced this song along with the multiple award-winning English record producer Mark Ralph and the song’s co-writers Ryan and Bunetta.
  • The song was released on January 19th, 2018 as the second single to be released from Rudimental’s third studio album.
  • Rudimental performed this song live for the first time with Caplen and Glynne on February 7th, 2018 on the British news magazine and chat show program The One Show.
  • The official music video for “These Days”, which was shot in the cities of London and Seattle, was directed by music video director Johnny Valencia and released on January 25th, 2018 on YouTube.
  • “These Days” was both commercially and critically successful. It peaked at number one in a number of countries, including Austria, Germany, and Portugal. On the UK Singles Chart, the song peaked at number 2.

Below is the official music video of “These Days”. The video features American rapper Macklemore and and British singer Jess Glynne playing the roles of lovers.


What’s the name of the album “These Days” comes from?

Like was said above, it is from Rudimental’s third studio album titled Toast to Our Differences. The album is yet to be released. It is highly likely it would come out before the end of 2018.

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