Track Premiere: Al Rose “Again The Beginner”

This is the title track from Al Rose’s latest album, the eighth by the singer-songwriter from Chicago.  It’s a musing on a continuing attempt to a be a better person, with an equally continuous faltering and failure to fully live up to an ideal, as he sings: “I promised myself I’d never be bitter / Again and again and again  / Still as a snake with the skin of a quitter.”

It’s been six years since Al Rose’s last album ‘Spin Spin Dizzy’, and the intervening years have seen, he suggests, authoritarian encroachment, COVID-19, and unstinting attacks on democracy at home and abroad.  The ideal subjects to use as a basis for the thirteen songs that make up ‘Again the Beginner‘, and to try and find a way to make sense of that sinking feeling that can so often pervade modern life.


About Jonathan Aird 2731 Articles
Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments