Featured players include The War on Drugs, Angel Olsen's band, Steve Gunn's band and Purling Hiss. Philadelphia-based musician Rosali’s wrote the songs for her second solo album, Trouble Anyway, during a time of personal upheaval and transition. Using her songwriting practice as personal catharsis, she spent many late nights seeking empowerment through expression. The result is at once hard and soft, vulnerable and powerful: emotional narratives developed through exploration.
Rosali’s experience in music has been wide-ranging, from Michigan grange-hall folk music gatherings in her childhood, to abstract experimental improvisation, to bad bitch rock. It all shows in her powerfully sensitive vocal style - the warm tone, intuitive wordless vocalizations, and layered harmonies that create the enveloping, summery sound central to Trouble Anyway. Rosali’s vibrant vocals present a striking focal point for the record, as her rhythmic strumming, finger picking, droning, and riffing - resonating from her acoustic, electric, and Nashville-tuned guitars - underpin the music.
The resulting record is an evocative and multilayered collection, moving from psych jammer Rise to Fall, to the stripped down folk rock of Silver Eyes, and propulsive pop-infused tracks like I Wanna Know and Lie to Me. Recorded at Uniform Recording, Rosali co-produced Trouble Anyway with Jeff Zeigler, to get the sounds she was after. Flexing her own musical process for self work and personal renewal, Rosali’s Trouble Anyway offers listeners an inviting entry point to explore their own wild inner landscape.
CD - Housed in 4 Panel Digipak.
LP - Standard Black Vinyl with Download.
- Genre America & Canada
- Released 07/12/18