‘Sister’ is the brand-new single from singer songwriter, John Rush. This three-minute ballad is a raw and emotion driven anthem that will thrust you into a foot stomping frenzy. Released on Monday (29th June), ‘Sister’ is the first single since Rush’s debut album, ‘Beneath The Apple Tree’, came out last year. The new track takes an exciting direction from this Glasgow based musician’s much loved previous acoustic singles and we are thrilled with the outcome.
Unlike on previous tracks, where we were gifted with Rush’s soft and gentle vocals on songs such as ‘Gold & Green’ or ‘Imperfect Bliss’, this new release introduces an invigorating growl. The lyrics in ‘Sister’ describe the tests, trials and testimonies you might have to endure throughout poignant relationships in life and love, and how your management of these relationships will alter your ability to grow and hold onto the ones that count. Intertwined with the vocals is the thumping of a drum, twanging of a guitar and the howl of a harmonica. Later on, we hear a high energy riff introduced on piano, bringing the enthusiasm of the track up another notch. ‘Sister’ was recorded in one full eight hour “sweaty” session, with Rush playing all instruments featured himself. This track is exciting and emanates the brooding sensations of the Wild West. Watch the video for ‘Sister’ below.
After a successful year in 2019, including selling out his first headline set in Glasgow at Room 2 and being able to film the video for ‘Gold and Green’ in Glasgow’s iconic Barrowland Ballroom, it’s no surprise that Rush has continued the momentum this year. He was set to spread his wings further afield this summer with slots at festivals across the UK, ending with a headlining show at the wonderful Saint Luke’s and the Winged Ox in Glasgow on October 14th.
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