TUNE The Rising - Better Than This
Northern Irish (Based In Leamington) Pop/Rock Duo The Rising return with their new single “I Want You”. The latest in their monthly single release strategy.
Continuing on with the duos monthly single release strategy comes “Better Than This”, the follow up to last months well received “I Want You”. Recorded during lockdown in the band’s own recording studio Renegade Studios and also remote recording in Nashville, TN with drummer Chris Brush.
Better Than This is an uplifting story which deals with the theme that no matter how hard things seem, they can always get better. It follows the two central characters. One, is a singer songwriter who is struggling hard playing in all the dive bars She can to make a go at being a successful musician. But no matter how hard they try they just can’t seem to make any progress. The second character a successful business Man who ends up loosing everything because they squandered all their money playing a game of keeping-up-with-the-Jones’. So they are forced to get a new job to rebuild everything. As the two characters continue on with their journeys they cross paths in the middle and realise that things will get better and they just have to keep working on their dreams.
This song recalls heavily on the duos love of storytelling and the musician character is semi-autobiographical, covering the struggles of being an independent musician in today’s world. Especially with the current climate where musicians main revenue stream is being pulled away from them due to the worldwide pandemic. But within that darkness we must have faith in our dreams and push through, knowing that things will indeed get better. A universal message for everyone.
The Rising are best described as blending the fresh-faced sounds of today’s Pop/Rock with Modern Country Pop Stylings fresh from Nashville. Proud to be DIY artists the band embrace and enjoy having full creative control over their music.
Having received support from the likes of BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London, Country Hits Radio, Guitarist Magazine, Maverick Magazine, Hot Press Magazine.