Birdy + Rhodes ‘Let It All Go’ (Single) Music Video
(Rhodes Music/Ministry of Sound)
Rhodes is a singer/songwriter from Baldock in Hertfordshire and he released his debut EP Raise Your Love on Hometown Records in October 2013. He has toured extensively and supported London Grammar, Sam Smith, Nick Mulvey, Rufus Wainwright and Laura Marling as well as selling out three headline UK tours.
Birdy is a nineteen year old singer/songwriter from Lymington in Hampshire and her debut single, a version of Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love’ and charted all across Europe and earning platinum certification six times in Australia. Her second album ‘Fire Within’ was released in September 2013 and includes ‘Wings’ which was used as the soundtrack for the Lloyds Bank ‘Horse Story’ 250 year anniversary advert. This resulted in the song reentering the UK charts and peaking at number 8.
Both Birdy and Rhodes have joined together for ‘Let It All Go’ which will be included on Rhodes debut album release ‘Wishes’. Written and produced by Rhodes and Birdy with additional production by James Kenosha and Dan Grech and mixed by Dan Grech, ‘Let It All Go’ is a powerful union of the writers’ stunning vocals. Having been mutual fans of each other’s work, Rhodes and Birdy were introduced and quickly started writing together.
Both of their voices blend well in the song as Rhodes sounds quite fragile at times and vocally reminds me of Will Young whilst Birdy has hints of Katie Melua from a delivery standpoint. The song is memorable as it has radio-friendly piano as they both stand back to back in the video which is set in some incredibly colourful woods. I think this pairing is the 2015 equivalent of Nick Drake and Kylie Minogue’s ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ from the way the song has been developed and promoted.
Overall, it is an enjoyable record that the mainstream pop audience will purchase and radio will play. I would like to hear it performed live at some point though. The official music video is below:
Birdy and Rhodes’s new single ‘Let It All Go’ will be released on Friday 11th September 2015 on Rhodes Music/Ministry of Sound. Rhodes’s debut album ‘Wishes’ will be released on the same label on Friday 18th September 2015. In addition, Rhodes will be embarking on an 11-date headline UK tour (with JP Cooper supporting on all dates bar London):
Mon 28th PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
Tue 29th BRIGHTON, Komedia
Wed 30th NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Fri 2nd EXETER, Phoenix
Sat 3rd BRISTOL, Thekla
Mon 5th SHEFFIELD, Plug
Tue 6th LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Wed 7th GLASGOW, King Tuts
Fri 9th LONDON, Koko
Sat 10th MANCHESTER, Gorilla
Sun 11th BIRMINGHAM, The Rainbow
For more information visit: http://rhodesmusic.co.uk/
(Thanks to James Cunningham at Purple PR and Kieran White for help with this review)