Bristol based singer-songwriter Gavin Thorpe returns with a brand new single ‘Rise Above’, released today (16th July 2021) via Distiller Records.
The follow up to Gavin’s ‘Talk Club EP’, which featured the Radio 2 play-listed ‘From Now On’, ‘Rise Above’ is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming ‘Rewind’ project, an album featuring 12 songs, spanning over 20 years and collecting together re-recorded tracks from Gavin’s five albums.
Recorded pre lockdown, engineered by Sam Dyson and Produced by Gavin and his long-term partner in crime Rupert Christie the single was mixed by Sam Burden who also mixed the Talk Club EP.
Although it’s an older song, ‘Rise Above’ “felt lyrically it was as if it was written for what is happening now to all of us in the world,” explains Gavin. “It’s a song about rising above all that life throws at us”.
Alongside the music, Gavin is also a fully qualified counsellor, something which lead to the eventual setting up of Talk Club – the fastest-growing men’s mental fitness movement in the UK. Previous release ‘Talk Club EP’ saw all profits go towards the charity, continuing to help raise awareness for the Mental fitness movement.
A short film about the EP and Talk Club entitled ‘The Journey’, which sees Gavin and Talk Club members come together to raise awareness through the power of music, was recently released also.