SINGLE REVIEW | JOHN RUSH | THE OLDER THE GRAPE (THE SWEETER THE WINE)

Glaswegian solo artist John Rush is back with his second single of 2021.

Like everyone else John’s life has been put on pause for the last 14 months with the pandemic and numerous lockdowns, but he has used the time to refine his song writing skill and is back with a promise of better days to come with The Older The Grape.

The impactful new track follows his February release Maybe It’s True and carries the same familiar acoustic sound that has been John’s trademark over the past nine years. However, The Older The Grape takes John’s music in an exciting new direction as sonically the new song is more upbeat and uplifting than previous releases, featuring a brass section that kicks in early on and a harmonica solo around the halfway mark that’s sure to put a smile on your face!

Lyrically the track is a celebration of life, Johns words are raw, poetic and driven by emotion as he sings “danced upon a crescent moon / made a wish to watch it bloom / asked if I could be so bold / to take your hand for mine to hold”. The romantic lyrics are perfectly matched to John’s soulful voice, which is slightly reminiscent of Paolo Nutini’s unique vocals.

John Rush has been climbing through the ranks as an acclaimed artist for a while now and is raring to go as he is set to headline Saint Luke’s in Glasgow on the 20th of August this year.

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