Acclaimed artist RAC (pronounced Ar-Ay-Cee)—known as Andre Allen Anjos—releases the first single, “This Song” off his highly anticipated new album out this summer via Counter Records. The track features vocals from songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist ROSTAM, formerly of Vampire Weekend, who has collaborated with Solange, Frank Ocean, Hamilton Leithauser, RA RA Riot and more.
Of the song, Anjos says, “‘This Song’ is special to me because it falls around the 10 year anniversary of starting RAC in my dorm room. It’s been quite the ride and I never thought I’d be where I am today.”
Most recently, Anjos won a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording of Bob Moses’ “Tearing Me Up,” making him the first Portuguese artist to win a Grammy.
Born and raised in Portugal, Anjos studied piano and guitar in his teens and played in local bands. He moved to the U.S. to study music business at Greenville College in Illinois before settling in Portland, OR. Anjos founded RAC while in his college dorm and has since gained an audience creating remixes for Lana Del Rey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding, Foster the People, Phoenix, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, The Shins and label mates ODESZA, among many others. Anjos received his first Grammy nomination in 2016 for his remix of ODESZA’s “Say My Name.”
RAC began releasing original content with his first song “Hollywood” via Green Label Sound in 2012. Anjos quickly proved himself as a songwriter with his debut album Strangers (2014), which contains the singles “Let Go,” featuring Bloc Party’s Kele & MNDR and “Cheap Sunglasses” featuring Matthew Koma. Anjos has made major festival appearances at Coachella, Electric Zoo, Bumbershoot and Lollapalooza.