Dancing with RHODES and sentiment

Today, British singer/songwriter RHODES has released the emotional new single ‘Good To You’ (listen here). The personal track lyrically encapsulates the fear of losing someone you can’t be without, while showcasing RHODES charming vocals.

Speaking on the track, RHODES says: “There was a period of time in my life where I thought I was about to lose someone, and it spurred me to write a few songs trying to encapsulate a kind of admission of guilt that I am the problem and I knew that I needed to change. I wanted to play on the idea that without this person I would be literally nothing and no-one. I actually co-wrote this song with my partner who was the person I feared losing and our good friend Steve Weston. The interesting thing about this song is that it was actually written as a dance song to pitch to other artists but as time went on, I realised that the lyrics were so close to me and that the sentiment is too personal so I wanted to make a version of the song that I could imagine existing on my album.

This latest single follows tracks ‘No Words’, ‘Suffering’, ‘The Love I Give’, ‘Drink To This’ and ‘Friends Like These’ and comes ahead of RHODES’ sophomore album, Friends Like These, due for release 27th January. Recorded 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 198 million Spotify streams.

Hertfordshire-raised, London-based singer/songwriter RHODES first captured everyone’s attention with a series of EPs leading up to the release of his acclaimed 2015 debut album Wishes (via Sony Music). The album, which charted inside the UK Top 25, included hit single 'Let It All Go', a duet with Birdy that has now amassed 198 million Spotify streams, and sent RHODES' trajectory skywards. He’s captivated audiences on a series of headline shows and tours, and opened for the likes of Sam Smith, London Grammar and Hozier. He’s thrilled crowds at an array of festivals including Glastonbury, Citadel, Secret Garden Party, Sweden's Way Out West and Norway's Øyafestivalen and gained acclaim from the likes of CLASH, BBC, Independent, The Line of Best, Gigwise, Wonderland, Evening Standard and BBC Radio 1 (Live Lounge). The arrival of single ‘No Words’ in March 2022, marked a new period in RHODES’ creative output, which promises to be his most intimate and relatable to date.

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