RHODES, Turning Back Around
Having just added a third sell-out tour, which concluded on the 10th of March at London’s Village Underground, to his impressive and ever growing list of credentials, Hertfordshire native RHODES is now gearing up for the imminent release of his highly anticipated debut album with new single ‘Turning Back Around’. Released on the 12th of April through Ministry of Sound, ‘Turning Back Around’ is a real beauty of a song not too dissimilar to the signature sound exhibited on tracks from his previous three EP’s, including ‘Home’, ‘Your Soul’ and ‘Run’ to name but a few. With themes of running away, breaking boundaries and pursuing freedom, ‘Turning Back Around’ pushes through the components that have propelled RHODES to increasing and well-deserved success, including his impassioned, gentle vocals, simple yet stunning lyrics and synth infused acoustic sound, yet delivers them with a new found, breath taking clarity.
The addition of a pulsating percussive undertone that grows in momentum as the song progresses, a deliberate intention on RHODES’ part, is partly responsible for this and perfectly complements the defiant and almost desperate tone of ‘Turning Back Around’s inspiring lyrics. The consequent increasing tempo then guides the song along with RHODES’ distinctive and dreamlike vocals, gradually layering up with different instrumentals to eventually funnel into a glorious chorus that explodes and soars almost euphorically. ‘Turning Back Around’ is a stunning number that beautifully showcases how RHODES’ is already progressing as an artist, refining his sound with the aid of up and coming producer James Kenosha in particular to ensure he leaves his mark on the bustling music industry. Having already toured with the likes of Sam Smith, Ben Howard and London Grammar, not to mention being invited by Christopher Bailey to perform on the Burberry catwalk, RHODES’ has proved successful in establishing himself as an artist and most definitely one to watch, and with the release of ‘Turning Back Around’ and his debut album on the horizon, one thing is for certain: the only direction RHODES’ is heading in now is onwards and upwards.
‘TURNING BACK AROUND’ IS RELEASED ON THE 12TH OF APRIL 2015 THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF SOUND.
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