RHODES Releases Beautiful New Single “Sunlight”
August 18, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Today, acclaimed singer-songwriter RHODES released his beautiful new single ‘Sunlight’ (listen here). The piano-led song shows RHODES trying to see and process the effect that his state of mind and outlook on life has on those around him.
Speaking about ‘Sunlight’, RHODES says: “’Sunlight’ gave me a way of expressing my own fears to my partner and at the same time showing my admiration and profound gratitude to the way they’ve been there for me and helped me grow.”
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Last month, the London-based artist released ‘Happy’, a personal and introspective track that addresses the idea of finding happiness within your life, despite it being not easy to reach (listen here). The release of ‘Happy’, written during a period of self-reflection, saw RHODES mark the start of a new era in his creative outlet.
RHODES released his sophomore album, Friends Like These, in January via Nettwerk. Recorded during lockdown alongside producers Rich Cooper and Ash Workman (Christine and the Queens, Metronomy) Friends Like These is a stunning collection of personal tracks, sharing tales of love, loss, friendship, and hope, harnessed by RHODES’ charming vocals. In April, RHODES’ released EP The Pool Sessions, a special selection of tracks from Friends Like These performed live at The Pool Studios in London (listen here).
Friends Like These marked RHODES’ first album release since his 2015 acclaimed debut Wishes (via Sony Music). The album included hit single ‘Let It All Go’, a duet with Birdy which has amassed over 216 million Spotify streams.
RHODES has charmed audiences on a number of headline shows and tours, and opened for the likes of Sam Smith, London Grammar, and Hozier. In February, the songwriter captivated crowds across the UK and Europe while on his highly anticipated headline tour, which concluded with an intimate show at EartH in Hackney, London.
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 216 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 Fit, Gigwise, Wonderland, Evening Standard and BBC Radio 1 (Live Lounge). The arrival of sophomore album Friends Like These in January demonstrated RHODES’ most intimate and relatable work to date. July’s release of ‘Happy’ marked a new era in RHODES’ creative output, as he open ups and explores what it means to be happy, to love and be loved, to be afraid and ultimately to be human.