British singer Rhodes has released his new album Friends Like These, which arrived Friday on Nettwerk.
It's a gripping project, recorded during lockdown alongside producers Rich Cooper and Ash Workman (Christine and the Queens, Metronomy). And from the very first moments, it's bursting with a sense of emotion which is sure to feel like a personal soundtrack.
“Friends Like These was born from night thoughts and dreams or conversations with very close friends about personal trauma and trying to move beyond the feelings we cannot face alone," says Rhodes of the album. "The record is musically diverse and quite chaotic, and I feel this is truly representative of my experience over the past few years of writing and finally now stumbling upon the right path with good friends and good people."
He adds: "I want this album to transcend all the things I thought it had to be and I want it to be heard and be a celebration of realisation, of friendship and of hope. My close friends are all over this record and if it wasn’t for them it wouldn’t exist. It took me a moment to get here but in such a noisy world, I’ve always found that true beauty and clarity comes in the pauses.”
Listen to the full record below and find Rhodes' U.K./European tour dates here.