Roses Gabor’s 2012 single Stars announced her as one of the most exciting new voices in British music. Taking her from bubbling-under-promise to bona-fide, blasting-from-the-speakers ubiquity, the single was as forward-thinking and fresh as it was authentic; a song that could only have come from the post-everything melting pot of UK genres. Stars had Zane Lowe lauding Gabor as ‘the future of R’n’B,’ was Huw Stephens’ BIG THING’ and made the In New Music We Trust playlist on BBC Radio One.
Roses’ new single, Rush, is rightly named. Made in an electrified, inspired couple of hours with producer MNEK (Rudimental, Duke Dumont, Tinie Tempah) in his East London studio, it’s utterly compulsive. Roses says that the song is about the electrical chemistry that links two people together, the unseen but unbreakable forcefield. Never has a song expressed its content so perfectly. "It’s the magnetic charge...The life in the pit of your stomach...That Emotional connection .... All these things you can’t run away from … even if you wanted to...."
And Rush is indeed a magnetic charge of a song, arctic-fresh and hypnotically gripping. One listen is all it takes - you’ll be quite happy to surrender to it.