Andy Hobson takes us up with the ascending meditative melodies in his latest single, Rise


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Like a 21st-century Nick Drake after a spiritual awakening, Andy Hobson’s orchestrally haunted meditative single, Rise, delivers an insurgence of evocatively-heightened upraising energy.

As the delicately honeyed vocals carry reminiscence to Nada Surf, the lyrics claw away at any sense of nihilism while the sun-kissed acoustic strings ever-ascend above the orchestral strings.

The singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer always finds a way to bring his wisdom as a spiritual teacher into his work, but Rise may be his most efficacious sonic lesson yet, for the way it encompasses the potential for plaintiveness and the even bigger opportunity for gratitude and greatness.

Rise, which was mastered by Stefano Ferracin and features Tom Meadows (Kylie/Will Young) on drums, is due for official release on July 8th.

Andy Hobson said:

“This is a bittersweet song about the passing of time and seeing the ups and downs of life as the same thing. Both can lead to new adventures. The song started as a dance track with big drums and a groovy bass line, but the emotion of the melody and lyrics didn't really fit, so I stripped it back to acoustic guitar and wrote a haunting string section to give a final lift in the outro.”

Amelia Vandergast, the Executive Editor at A&R Factory said:

“Andy Hobson is so much more than a diamond in the rough, with Rise, he is the calm in the ever-calamitous storm.”


Andy Hobson is an up-and-coming Bristol-born and London-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer with a penchant for writing infectious tunes and relatable narratives, inspired by artists like U2, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Beach Boys, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel and Fleetwood Mac.

His music journey began as the drummer in a Parlophone-signed band, which toured with The Killers when they released their hit single, Mr Brightside. Moving away from his band, he grew into a singer-songwriter and producer to express his introspection and evoke emotion through artful gravitas and ever-ascending melodies. The body of his creative work draws inspiration from the life experiences accrued as a successful spiritual teacher. His guided meditations and music have garnered over five million plays to date. After the release of his single, Rise, Andy Hobson, is preparing his debut album.

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July 8, 2022 5:11am ET by A&R Factory  


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