Imagine the soulful sounds of the late 60s and 70s, paired with a certain freshness that only today's musicians can bring. If you're anything like AISTÈ, you'll come up with an instant classic, a song like RISE.
Starting out with lightly pounding drums and a swelling bass, RISE seems to be more of a slow burner than many modern songs. There's a sweetness to the bass, a warmth, a sonic reassurance that all are welcome to enjoy the song. As the song progresses, the instrumentation gets more complex, bringing a colorful and artistic soundscape to your ears.
Lyrically, the song seems to be an introspective, yet uplifting track. The chorus begins with the lyrics "But then you tell me, rise, rise rise / 'Till you open the window / You rise, rise, rise / And you'll be up on a surprise." I believe this to be words of encouragement from someone special, saying that your days don't have to be so gloomy. The second verse is even more powerful: "One of those days / You wish it never ends / You'd hope the sky to wait a little longer / And then it does." I take this to mean that after living in pools of your own sadness, you start to notice the smallest things that can make you happy, like the sun staying up a little longer than usual. Overall, the track is empowering and filled with joyful lyrics of encouragement,
The song itself, which was written in less than a day, is one I can personally consider to be a sonic masterpiece. The instrumentation complements the lyrics perfectly, and it conveys the right amount of emotion. If you like 60s/70s inspired music, with elements of soul and jazz, this song is certainly sure to pique your interest.