|Listen to ‘Love You Sober’ HERE
Watch the video HEREBritish singer-songwriter RHODES has released a brand new single and video today, ‘Love You Sober’, which is out now on B1 Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment.
The accompanying video was directed by long-time collaborator Ben Newbury (Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, Ellie Goulding) and filmed during quarantine with RHODES at home in London. To work around the logistical restrictions of making the video remotely, the filming equipment was couriered to RHODES’ home while Ben directed him and his wife Natalia (aka singer Carmen Rosa) over FaceTime to set things up in the living room to film his performance. The video also features dizzying and dream-like graphics by motion designer/director Paul Gardner (The Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams, Gorillaz, Fleetwood Mac). Watch the video HERE.
RHODES explains: “I wrote ‘Love You Sober’ last year with my good friend Rich Cooper and it was one of those songs that I always knew the video would be super-important. The idea that I was lost in my own head battling these inner demons, and fighting to find a way to keep hold of love, was conjuring tons of ideas in my mind and those of everyone involved in the song.”
He adds: “When the news of the Coronavirus started to hit and we began to realise that the idea of making a music video was virtually impossible, every idea was thrown out of the window and we went back to the drawing board. With Natalia on make-up, hair, set design, cameras and lights, and Ben on FaceTime held in front of the camera monitor directing, we made a music video whilst in isolation! I’m super-proud of everyone involved, especially Natalia, for absolutely slaying the shoot.”
The moving and heartfelt track is the second to be taken from his forthcoming EP ‘I’m Not Ok’ which is released 10th July 2020 – five years on from his debut album ‘Wishes’. ‘This Shouldn’t Work’, the first track from the EP, was released last month.
Together with his wife until the end of the UK’s lockdown, RHODES will be performing a cover song every day at around 6pm from home via his social channels on Instagram TV and TikTok (@RhodesMusic) using the hashtag #rhodescoveradaychallenge.
After releasing ‘Wishes’ in 2015, RHODES toured the world with artists including Sam Smith, Hozier and George Ezra. Following a break from music RHODES now returns to the industry with his new EP. ‘I’m Not Ok’ was partly produced by Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway, who have previously worked with Lewis Capaldi on his smash hit debut album, and Simone Felice, whose production credits includes The Lumineers and Vance Joy.