Rodney Fisher is delighted to announce the release of his new single created with The Response, ‘ICU,’ out today.
Fisher and The Response (producers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists Victoria and Andy Knopp) have joined forces to create a beautiful and pensive full album Art School Dropout, due to release later in 2023.
Goodshirt frontman, Rodney Fisher is an eminent artist in the Aotearoa music scene. He is a talented producer, guitarist, singer and songwriter, gig facilitator, passionate music advocate, and mentor. Fisher is deeply excited for this new collaborative project with such a vibrant and vibey alt-pop duo as The Response.
The first single, ‘ICU,’ heralds in this new, gorgeous body of work. Fisher describes the track as exploring “the inner turmoil from trying to be true to yourself, feeling lost and found at the same time. When you’re in love, but can’t stop sabotaging the relationship, and all the times you hoped things would work out. Perhaps it’s an ode to those who stick by you, through thick and thin.”
The track is accompanied by a simple yet powerful music video which was directed by Mike Braid.
It's evident Fisher lights up when working collaboratively and this energy radiates through the new album. “Connection is at the heart of this album. I've made a conscious decision to put these things back into my life. I want to work with a team of people, rather than in isolation. Working with Victoria and Andy Knopp made me realise that the collaborative aspect of creating is something that energises me.”
The collaboration came about when Fisher met the duo after hearing their cover of Goodshirt’s ‘Fiji Baby.' “We got talking, and I made plans to send them a track to get their take on a remix version. I loved their treatment and new direction. They had somehow made it sound more like me, and brought influences I have always had but never explored.”
Rodney Fisher and The Response's debut single ‘ICU’ releases today via Aotearoa New Zealand indie music label Bigpop Records.