Vive La Rose
"Assured songwriting and production”
- Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland
Edinburgh-born artist David Luximon-Herbert aka Vive La Rose kicks off 2018 with the release of his uplifting new single Rio Grande, out now via Gestation Records.
At the root of Rio Grande is an intimate tale of a couple who crave to go off and see the world, but feel tied to their home life. Luximon-Herbert combines his emotive storytelling charm with cinematic soundscapes and feel-good musicality to capture something both joyful yet compassionate. The complex arrangement compliments Luximon-Herbert’s grit-filled lead vocal effortlessly. Fans of Nick Drake and Fleet Foxes will feel at home here.
Rio Grande is taken from Luximon-Herbert’s forthcoming album For She Who Hangs The Moon, out later this year. It features a mesmerising string arrangement by Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley/Slow Club) and The Up North Orchestra, drums by Nicky Francis (Mono Club) and was co-produced with Oliver Betts (The Duke Spirit).
Vive La Rose was created by Luximon-Herbert in 2014. Originally from Edinburgh, Herbert moved to London where he played under his own name and in different bands for a few years. With Vive La Rose, he wanted to wipe the slate clean and branch out from being a predominantly acoustic artist. Herbert has already received praise from the likes of Billboard Magazine, Daily Record and BBC Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart to name but a few.
With Rio Grande, Vive La Rose prepares to captivate listeners further with his combination of hopeful escapism and mesmerising musicality.
Rio Grande is out now via Gestation Records.