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That Atlanta-based Baby Rose grew up around music is abundantly clear from the opening moments of last year’s sublime debut, To Myself. The first track on the record and a powerhouse introduction to Rose’s mesmerisingly soulful vocals, Sold Out immediately nods to jazz-extraordinaires Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse – two associations that have followed Baby Rose since her early days of gigging. Far from lazy comparisons, Rose embodies the emotional power play between the vulnerable and the powerful defined by the two legends, yet finds her own pace dominated by her vast and impressive vocal range, and her genuine and compelling delivery.
To Myself spirals around Baby Rose’s heartbreak, not least on the title-track of sorts All To Myself. Much like the rest of the album, the track places the listener in the midst of the emotional turmoil, Rose unafraid to hold back and laying herself bare. Its comparably stripped back delivery sits against the dramatic tones of Ragrets – arguably one of the best contemporary soul songs since Winehouse’s Back To Black – the RnB infused In Your Arms, and the experimental Artifacts.
Surrounded by music from an early age, Rose thanks the isolation of her stint in North Carolina for her introspective songwriting. Paired with a piano gifted by her uncle, and the musical heritage of her parents, Rose began to professionally record at the age of 13, taking time to truly find her voice and her story. With that, To Myself is both the end of a long journey and the start of a new one. It soundtracks both her coming-of-age, the pain associated with it, and her newfound self-confidence – a sound set to propel her to international stardom.
That Rose self-produced her debut album fits with this well-rounded ethos, one that has seen her pair up with the likes of J Cole on Revenge Of The Dreamers III and Big K.R.I.T. on K.R.I.T. IZ HERE, and has seen her tour the United States alongside Dreamville signee and fellow contemporary soul star Ari Lennox. At her core, Rose boasts an impressive musical integrity that perfectly understands and interprets the power of those that have come before, and one that stands firmly on its own.
In Your Arms
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