As with every track of his, “Vessels” sees RATIONALE’s distinctive baritone set against a rich, electro-pop backdrop. “Vessels” provides the stripped-back shade to “Prodigal Son”’s straightforward light, its restrained production rarely pushing it beyond the simple piano ballad at its core. Multi-track vocals towards the track’s close confer a choral feel.

“The lyrics for 'Vessels' were written thousands of miles up in the sky on my way to LA,” Rationale tells us, of the writing process. “I was missing home and the people I care about and contemplating the time i'd spent away from them all year. The lyrics pretty much wrote themselves, and the production is a joint [work] between me and my friend Bastian Langebaek.”

“Vessels” is out now.