Electronic / R&B / Soul
London-based producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rationale creates bold, genre-hopping productions of soulful and heartfelt songs. His lyrics reflect life stories that are amplified for dramatic effect; and in his recordings, classic arrangements meet cutting edge sonics. He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, and later settled in London and discovered late '90's rock and indie. Rationale soaked up these eclectic influences that can be found in his current music. He developed his skills in the studio, and discovered a soaring baritone vocal that is instantly recognizable as his own. Rationale's first release, "Fast Lane," debuted in April 2015, and received an overwhelmingly positive response from the online community and subsequently from UK radio. The song went straight to #2 on Spotify's Global Viral Chart the week it was made available and also climbed to #1 on Hype Machine, where it repeatedly returned throughout the summer. His debut EP, Fuel To the Fire, offered a snapshot of an artist with the ability to make a meaningful statement across a sonically diverse collection.
In addition to early support from UK radio, Rationale's music has earned him support from influential fans such as Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Elton John, as well as early press love from Buzzfeed, Noisey, The Hype, and Pigeons & Planes, who assert that "Rationale has been killing it left, right, and center."
A tour with Bastille in 2016 and writing credit for artists like Rag'nBone Man, Nause, and Katy Perry has helped expand his career since. Most recently, Rationale's highly anticipated, 12-song, self-titled debut album, was released via Warner Bros. Records in October 2017.
December 7, 2018 "I want to keep challenging myself as a producer and songwriter. To not repeat myself and above all, have fun with my craft.”
Author: Kathryn O'Leary
October 6, 2017 Building intense anticipation song by song since 2015, in one fell swoop, gifted UK vocalist, writer, and producer Rationale has released an astounding debut album.
Author: Valentina Carrillo
July 14, 2017 New releases by Billy Raffoul, Rationale, Billie Eilish, & more artists to watch.
Author: Yasmin Damoui
January 20, 2017 As we reluctantly reflect on one of the most abominable days in American history, we can take solace in one of the only everlasting comforts in life (besides dogs): MUSIC.
Author: Yasmin Damoui
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