Rationale Premieres The Beautiful 'Tethered' With MTV
Plus we catch up with our former Brand New For 2016 nominee a year on...
MTV Brand New alumni Rationale featured on our 2016 list after he seduced us with his soulful tones. Following his first EP, Fuel To The Fire, Rationale has recently dropped 'Reciprocate', 'Prodigal Son' and the title track from his forthcoming new Vessels EP, and he's just premiered the final track, the beautiful 'Tethered', with MTV below.
While we had him, we got an update on his debut album, how the last 12 months has treated him what he thinks about the new school of British talent right now...
Tell us about the meaning behind 'Tethered'…
"'Tethered' is a song that I think a lot of people will relate to. It's about choosing to stay entangled in love when all the odds are against you and being connected to someone in a way that no one else can fathom."
LISTEN TO 'TETHERED' HERE:
Has this EP been a labour of love? Was the plan to work on an album first? How's that coming along?
"The EP has definitely been a labour of love but I think all of my music is in one way or another. The plan was to put music out, build a fan base and develop an amazing live show that would in turn, influence my album. I'm not one for rushing things until they're just right. I'm really happy with where the album is at and I don't think I would be if I hadn't taken some of my works out on the road before committing them to tape. The album is so very nearly finished and I'm looking forward to hearing what people think once it's out."
How have the last 12 months been since featuring on MTV Brand New For 2016?
"The last 12 months have been phenomenal. I've performed on Jools Holland, toured my own sold out headline tour in America, and UK twice over, supported Bastille on their world tour playing arenas, including the O2 Arena twice, and gained some brilliantly dedicated fans.
"Like anything worthwhile, 2016 had it's challenges but I've kept putting out good music that people have shown massive love for. I can't ask for much more than that!"
What did you think of this year's list?
"I think this year was another strong list of talented noteworthy musicians. I'm really excited about JP Cooper and RAY BLK. They are definitely pushing music forward and 2017 looks bright for them."
What does the rest of 2017 have in store for Rationale?
"I'm really excited about 2017. It's already kicked off with another brilliant run supporting Bastille on the European leg of their world tour. The biggest thing I'm looking forward to is releasing my album. It's been a long time coming..."
WATCH RATIONALE'S 'FAST LANE' MUSIC VIDEO HERE:
Revving through the cares tryina keep ourselves from stressing out
Take a look in your heart and soul
This is really it, is it all that you are
We're so caught up in the riddle and we suffer for so little, oh lord
Holding back the tears on the last train homebound
It's been 27 years and you've only now just figured out, how
You can give him your heart and your soul
Give him every ounce that you own
When you're caught up in the riddle
Man your pride ain't with the nickel, no no
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