“Doesn’t it remind you of love? Doesn’t it feel like that?” sings Rosali, but don’t be fooled, there’s too much darkness for this to be truly a song about love. You could swear that it’s pirouetting with it’s antonym. ‘Mouth‘ is a strong statement from an artist who has just released a third album of solo recordings, the quite astonishing ‘No Medium.‘
Rosali wrote the bulk of these songs in January of 2019 while on a self-imposed two week residency in the hills of South Carolina. Alone in an old farmhouse, she experienced supernatural events and faced her own demons in the deepest darkness. Perhaps as a result, there is a boldness that permeates the album, a daring vulnerability in both the lyrical themes and their musical accompaniment. Rosali says, “I approach guitar playing the same intuitive way I sing, which is profoundly spiritual for me. Where words fail, the guitar becomes the conduit for raw feelings, providing a direct connection to them. I’m constantly working on being fearless in my work, which means showing the rough side, the mistakes along with the triumphs.”
Photo: Constance Mensh
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