Rhodes Releases New Single “Good To You”; Sophomore Album ‘Friends Like These’ Out January 27th
January 6, 2023 BY Jason Currell
British singer-songwriter RHODES releases the emotional new single “Good To You” today with Nettwerk. The personal track lyrically encapsulates the fear of losing someone you can’t be without, while showcasing RHODES charming vocals. Listen to the new single HERE.
RHODES states about the track, “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 realized 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, out January 27th. 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.
Signing a deal with Nettwerk and Tap Management (Dermot Kennedy, Lana Del Rey, London Grammar) last year, RHODES is revived and ready to share tales of love, loss, friendship, and hope. Following a SOLD-OUT show at Omeara in 2022, which marked his first London headline show in six years, RHODES is set to continue captivating audiences this year. Next month will see RHODES take to the stage in several cities across the country as part of his UK/EU headline tour, ending with a show at London’s EartH. Full UK tour dates below. For tickets and more information visit: https://rhodes.ffm.to/tickets.bio
UK Headline tour dates:
10/02 – BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB, LEEDS
11/02 – KING TUTS, GLASGOW
12/02- BODEGA, NOTTINGHAM
14/02 – DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER
15/02 – THE LOUISIANA, BRISTOL
27/02 – EartH, 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 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.