Our Golden Boy, Calum Scott, is back with an empowering new single, ‘Rise,’ and just like that, a bop is born. An exhilarating anthem of resilience, ‘Rise’ is the warm hug we need when life becomes impossible. If you’ve been doubting your dreams, Calum will let you no more because this new song is all the encouragement you’ll ever need. Listen to ‘Rise’ here!
‘Rise’ combines joy with inspiration, induced by the glorious harmonies, pounding drums, beautiful piano, and Calum’s ever majestic vocal glory. The reassuring sound is a bold embodiment of the light at the end of the tunnel. Calum Scott’s voice flows in sync with the lyrics, perfectly capturing the uplifting message at the heart of ‘Rise.’
A feel-good song at heart, ‘Rise’ instantly lightens and brightens you up after a long, tiring day of self-doubt and resentment. Everyone say thank you, Calum!
It’s Time To ‘Rise’ And Shine!
Let’s talk about Calum Scott’s beautiful songwriting in ‘Rise,’ yeah? No doubt the song is sonically empowering in itself, but there’s also so much going on lyrically. While the verses harp on the numbing realities of life that keep us from rising, the chorus brings out the defining moment of self-realization that drives us towards changing them. The parallel between “I’ve been hiding in shadows, wondering if I’m on the right road,” and “I’ve got my sleeves rolled up, and I’ll be on my way,” is the reason we’re sobbing today!
‘Rise’ celebrates overcoming, defeating the odds, and prevailing despite the obstacles or the knock-backs you face along the way. We’ve all faced it during our lifetimes: feeling demotivated or uninspired, feeling like life is out to get you, that it’s easier to stay on the ground when life throws its punches. I wanted to write a song that would empower people to chase down their dreams and try to embrace life, no matter what they are going through or what their circumstances are. We all have the opportunity to do it our way, to put our best foot forward, and to rise.
Calum Scott on ‘Rise’
Thanks to Calum Scott’s ‘Rise,’ we now have a go-to self-empowering anthem for whenever life throws its punches! Which lyric from ‘Rise’ is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us @TheHoneyPop! We’re also on Facebook and Instagram!
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