- 16 Sep 21
Skibbereen native Rushes released his debut album project 'Glowchild' on September 10th.
Praised for his iridescent sound and style, Cork alternative pop artist Rushes has released the beautiful video for 'Lost in Therapy', taken from his first full-length project - the hypnotic Glowchild.
Following the unveiling of the first three singles, ‘Wide Eyed’, ‘Funds’ and ‘Blue Ghost’, the September project dropped the focus single in the form of ‘Lost in Therapy’. The musician, real name Sean Walsh, released his debut EP Glimpse with Diffusion Lab two years ago.
Having lived in Dublin for the past number of years, Rushes found himself moving back to his hometown of Skibbereen in West Cork following the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
What began as a period of uncertainty quickly flourished into a time of creative revival and experimentation, inspired by the connection he had with the world around him.
“I fell back in love with Skibbereen and that was really therapeutic for me. I'm very proud to be from this side of the world,” Rushes notes.
Throughout its runtime, Glowchild encapsulates a formative journey of struggle, fierce ambition, love, loss, and the clarity brought on by an eventual sense of self-awareness.
Set to a backdrop of smooth, meticulous and sometimes hectic production, the R&B melodies are soulful and sensual. Full of gorgeous harmonies, Brockhampton-tinged hip-hop beats and pop excellence, 'Lost in Therapy' is infectiously catchy.
“I wrote ‘Lost in Therapy’ at my most vulnerable. I was going in and out of therapy sessions every week, shedding pieces from my life. I really lost sight of everything else around me and the people who cared for me. I kind of let them go, even when they were there to listen. I was lost" Rushes explains of his new single.
Sonically, the track conjures images of lonely late night bars with everyone present deep in their own worlds of relationship woes.
“There’s honesty there, it’s just reality and you’re accepting that. The production is large, but there’s no crazy thrills to it really. It’s still quite raw and is a really nice bed for the vocals to sit on. It took a few versions but we got it to the right place,” Rushes continues.
“It’s the song I’m most proud of and the song I'm most fearful of putting out at the same time,” Rushes explains of ‘Lost in Therapy'. “I recorded all my vocals alone. It's kind of a therapeutic process, which I like to be by myself for.”
The murky, rain-soaked music video for the track — edited and directed by Nathan Barlow — finds Rushes searching his surroundings for purpose and clarity.
Including haunting scenes recorded on the waters edge, as the waves batter and bruise the rocks below, ‘Lost in Therapy’ is Rushes’s most stirring feat to date and captures the timbre and complexion of life’s frustrations perfectly.
Check out the video for 'Lost in Therapy' below:
Read the Hot Press verdict on Glowchild here.