2017 Ones To Watch #30 – Rationale

With 2016 over, we look ahead to what musical talent 2017 can offer, and with the masses of acts out there in the industry there is plenty for us to get excited about. Throughout January, ICM will be highlighting one new band each day and showing just why they should be on your music radar. Our 30th act is Rationale.

Rationale first popped up a few years ago when he featured on Bastille’s ‘Other People’s Heartache Part III’. Rationale’s empowering vocals and character appeared on the track ‘Axe To Grind’.

Ever since then, Rationale has been destined for greater things. This is why we are sure 2017 is the year for Rationale.

By being good friends with Bastille, Rationale managed to support the ‘Wild World’ band on tour across the UK towards the end of 2016. Perfectly in time for him to release a few singles ahead of his highly anticipated debut album.

ICM are loving his singles, ‘Prodigal Son’ and ‘Reciprocate’. As voices go, Rationale’s rich is one of the most distinctive and unique out there.

‘Prodigal Son’, he describes as “an autobiographical song that came around accidentally. It explores my relationship with my biological father at first but if I’m really honest, it also explores the relationship that a lot of my friends have with their absent fathers.”

‘Reciprocate’, a simple, yet punchy track, shows how Rationale is really growing from strength to strength. It’s a joy to watch.

Talking about the track; “The aim… was to create a song that was fun to produce, but also that’s really danceable.”

We will be announcing a new band every day throughout the entirety of January and the ICM long list will be announced on February 1st.

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