Rhodes – “Morning”

There’s a lot of new music today that hovers in that electro-pop arena, subsisting on vocal distortions and layers of synths to produce a sound that’s new, fresh, and unique. And that’s cool. But there’s still something incredibly striking about someone in today’s musical landscape that’s a true vocalist – artists like Sam Smith, Adele, and more recently Seinabo Sey.

British singer Rhodes fits nicely in with this group, which is ironic considering he “discovered” he could sing only two years ago. Now Rhodes (real name David Rhodes) has just released his four-track EP, and the first single he’s shared off the compilation is title-track “Morning.” The song starts off rather minimal with Rhodes’ vocals leading the way, until around the 2:30 mark where it builds up to a stunning finish. To coincide with his new EP, Rhodes is also currently supporting Sam Smith and London Grammer on a few of their upcoming shows. Check out those dates here, get his new EP here, and listen to “Morning” below.

(Hilly Dilly)