British singer/songwriter RHODES shares emotional new single, ‘Drink To This’ (LISTEN HERE). The inspiring new track explores manoeuvring away from the darkness, acting as an ode to the people who shine a light to the good parts of life. ‘Drink To This’ is released alongside a powerful new live video, which premiered yesterday on Noctis Magazine. Shot at the Miloco Studios in London, the video features a dazzling arrangement, with RHODES on piano alongside two string players (WATCH HERE).
Speaking of the track, RHODES explains: ‘This song is about opening your eyes and realising all you have around you. It’s easy to get lost in the darkness but then someone shines a light, and you realise what’s on the other side. I turn to alcohol when I can’t cope, and I wanted to try to turn that idea on its head and toast to the good things in life rather than drown in the sorrow. I also wanted to Capture the feeling that I owe this feeling to finding that one person who shines the light for me. This is another song where the chorus was originally written as a dance thing with a view to pitching to other artists but then I sat down one day and the versus just poured out instantly and the chorus just felt so right with it.’
Following the release of tracks ‘No Words’, ‘Suffering’ and ‘The Love I Give’, ‘Drink To This’ is the forth single from RHODES’ forthcoming album. Recording during lockdown alongside producers Rich Cooper and Ash Workman (Christine and the Queens, Metronomy), the new album will be RHODES’ first since acclaimed 2015 debut Wishes, which included single ‘Let It All Go’, a duet with Birdy which has amassed over 187 million Spotify streams.
Signing a deal with Nettwerk and Tap Management (Dermot Kennedy, Lana Del Rey, London Grammar) earlier this year, RHODES is revived and ready to share tales of love, loss, friendship and hope. Off the back of a German Acoustic tour, beginning this week, RHODES is set to play his first London headline show in six years to a sold-out crowd at Omeara in October.