Rumer has announced her latest album ‘B Sides, and Rarities Vol. 2‘ will be released on April 22nd on Cooking Vinyl. This is the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s ‘B Sides and Rarities Vol. 1‘. As well as two Rumer originals, ‘B Sides and Rarities Vol. 2‘ features unique cover versions of songs by an eclectic cast of writers including Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Carly Simon, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Van Morrison, The Bee Gees, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, Simon Aldred, Donald Henry and Jonathan Vezner and Hugh Prestwood. Rumer covered some of these artists on her 2021 album ‘Nashville Tears‘.
Speaking about ‘Roses‘, Rumer shared: “Roses” is a kind of a stream of consciousness taken place on a night bus – with images of childhood, of every day struggle, how tough it is especially for older women who are tired and working very hard manual jobs. I am relating my own struggle to others I see around me, and understanding the struggles in myself. It’s a meditation and a reflection on womanhood with Roses representing feminine desires. Ultimately, it’s a song about hope during times of great struggle, hope for beauty, for roses to show up and bloom, personally and in our lives.”
Here’s the tracklist:
1. Roses (Rumer)
2. You’re The One (Carly Simon)
3. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Elton John, Bernie Taupin)
4. Anyone Who Had A Heart (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
5. I Wanna Roo You (Van Morrison)
6. The Windows of The World (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
7. Never Arrive (Hugh Prestwood)
8. Old-Fashioned Girl (Rumer, Rob Shirakbari)
9. How Deep Is Your Love (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb)
10. My Lover Lies Under (Simon Aldred)
11. Wives and Lovers (ft. Rory More) (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
12. The Folks Who Live on The Hill (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein)
13. Where’ve You Been? (Donald Henry, Jonathan Vezner)
The album will be available on digital, CD, vinyl, limited edition orange vinyl and signed test pressings and can be pre-ordered on this website.
Her Album Nashville Tears is rather good. The songs of High Priestwood.