Northern Irish duo The Rising has announced the release of their next single, You Had It All, a collaboration with fellow NI artist Stephen A. Quinn. This is the first single from the upcoming EP No Hope Without Love. The EP itself is set to be a ‘mixed bag’ of music with the duo exploring new sonic textures and approaches to each song. The EP features five brand new tracks. Each will be released as a standalone single at three-week intervals, beginning with You Had It All.
You Had It All opens with a very 90s-inspired pop-crossover sound. It’s anthemic without being bold. The song itself explores the deeply personal circumstances of a breakup, with the two voices carrying a conversation between both parties involved. The song takes the listener on both journeys to the ultimate realisation that neither has won. Fellow Quinn illustrated the story for the single artwork with missing pieces to represent loss.