Northern Irish duo The Rising have released new single ‘Ain’t Nobody Got Me Here But Me’, their most personal song to date.
The video for the song, released today, looks back on the band’s lives as musicians and all the things that led them to the point they are at now. It looks back at archive footage of them from their earliest performances, through to past music videos.
Written about band member Chris’ recent struggles of whether to continue with music or give up, it was inspired by the challenges presented by the pandemic.
Talking about the song, the band says: “The song itself is probably the most personal song we have ever written. It is written about the inner battles we face as independent musicians and all the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of our dreams. Be it a steady income, the ability to have a comfortable life, the ‘normal’ life path and of course dealing with the constant rejection. Knowing that your love of music will carry you forward. However, what happens when love isn’t enough to get you through and you want to give up. But we learn to accept this situation and as much as we may moan about it and wish for a more comfortable life we know that we cannot blame anyone for the decisions we make and we have to live with those decisions. There ‘ain’t nobody got me here but me’.”
‘Ain’t Nobody Got Me Here But Me’ is available to download and stream now.