RHODES Unveils Poignant New Single “Happy”
London-based singer-songwriter, RHODES, has released a deeply introspective new single, “Happy.” Written during a time of intense self-reflection, the track tackles the idea of seeking out happiness in challenging circumstances.
“‘Happy’ is a song about opening our eyes and trying to find happiness in the moment. We live in a world of constant change and huge societal pressure and I felt, for a long time, that I’d been chasing the wrong things in life,” RHODES reflects. He further added, “Ultimately, I believe happiness is ours to grab we just have to be open to it and I wanted to write about the hope in knowing that if we keep trying we can find true contentment in everything we have.”
Watch RHODES’ “Happy” lyric video below
“Happy” arrives following RHODES‘ second studio album, Friends Like These, released earlier this year via Nettwerk. This album, a collaboration with producers Rich Cooper and Ash Workman (Christine and the Queens, Metronomy), is a collection of deeply personal tracks centered around love, loss, friendship, and hope, delivered through RHODES‘ captivating vocals.
In April, RHODES released The Pool Sessions, a special EP featuring live performances of select tracks from “Friends Like These,” recorded at The Pool Studios in London.
The Friends Like These album marked RHODES‘ first album release since his critically acclaimed 2015 debut Wishes, which included the hit single “Let It All Go,” a duet with Birdy, garnering over 212 million Spotify streams.
Throughout his career, RHODES has enthralled audiences with several headline shows and tours, having opened for prominent artists like Sam Smith, London Grammar, and Hozier. Earlier this year, RHODES concluded a successful headline tour across the UK and Europe, concluding with an intimate hometown at EartH in Hackney, London.