Liverpool singer-songwriter ROSENBLUME releases the stirring new single: “Darkness Before the Light”.
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Written with friend and fellow musician Jimmy Docherty, “Darkness Before The Light” finds Rosenblume searching the cosmos for answers to eternal questions of life and love, as he weaves a tale of star-crossed lovers.
“Me and Jimmy always tend to talk about space or other dimensions when we write together so this was the result during this particular session” reminisces Rosenblume. “I love that it sounds quite spacey and a little bit out there. Using some big guitar sounds I wanted it to capture an essence of being blasted off out into space. I think you can hear that in the track.”
Hallmarked with his emotive, ensnaring lyricism and impassioned vocals; it’s a track of heart-in-mouth drama that will have listeners hanging on every next word as its narrative of interstellar romance unfolds.
Reminiscent of Paul Simon or James Taylor, “Darkness Before The Light” finds Rosenblume acknowledging the songwriting masters of the past and rejuvenating their classic style in his own image. The track follows recent single: “Knight In Shining Armour”, with both tracks set to feature on his keenly awaited debut album: ‘Rosenblume’, which arrives on 24th September 2021.
His first extended release since his debut EP in 2015, Rosenblume’s first full-length album may have been a long time coming but promises to be every bit worth the wait. With a plaintive, confessional style that will connect deep within and linger on the mind for some time, ‘Rosenblume’ finds the Liverpool songwriter touching on themes of old flames and blossoming romances, sepia-tinted memories and new beginnings.
Written in locations as far flung as South East Asia to right here in his native Merseyside, ‘Rosenblume’ was recorded at The Cabin & Parr Street Studios in Liverpool and produced by Alec Brits (I See Rivers, O & O).Anchored with his rich, earthy vocals, these are songs from the soul, with guest co-writes from Jimmy Docherty, Ian Peacock, and Becky Tate also featuring.
Surrounded by music as long as he can remember, it was in 2015 that Rosenblume first found a wider audience with his assuredly confident debut EP: “All Through The Fire, All Through The Rain”. Gaining 120,000+ plays on Spotify and included in some high profile playlists including New Music Friday & We Are Folk, the EP also saw Rosenblume gain support with national radio play including BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris & spot plays on the Bauer Network. Establishing himself with high profile shows in support of major acts like Jack Savoretti, Luke Sital-Singh and Robert Vincent and performing to the crowds of The British Country Music Festival, Summertyne Americana Festival and even Glastonbury; Rosenblume has earned a dedicated following who keenly await his only-too-rare releases.
With just one single in 2019 (“Turn Every Fire”) and a very quiet 2020 (for obvious reasons), Rosenblume now steps back into the limelight in 2021, with the stage set for his remarkable debut album and a flurry of activity. With a number of singles planned and more surprises, Rosenblume will also be playing a full-band headline launch show at Ten Streets Social in his hometown of Liverpool on 23rd September to commemorate the release of the album before the record hits the shelves.
ROSENBLUME – RELEASES HIS NEW ALBUM: ‘ROSENBLUME’ , OUT 24 SEPTEMBER 2021
NEW SINGLE: “DARKNESS BEFORE THE LIGHT” - LISTEN HERE
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PRAISE FOR ROSENBLUME
“This is just fantastic”
BOB HARRIS – BBC Radio 2
“If there is such a genre as Irish-Americana, this belongs at the heart of it. Reminding me of a stripped down Springsteen covering Van Morrisson (no pressure there). Smooth and sweet, yet with the denim roughness of a dingy working class bar. Americana is used to describe most country-tinged acts these days, but I would say this is true Americana as you could feel the influences of jazz, funk and soul with Motown and Sun Records all battling for attention through the set. Sometimes all of them in the same song.”
“The band, in truth a collection of some of the most exquisite players around. The music is captivating, homely, it is full of strength and generosity of spirit, but above all, besides all the elements that make live music a thing of beauty, his set is honest, purposeful and without embellishment.”
LIVERPOOL SOUND & VISION
“Haunting Rodriguez style chords merge with uplifting acoustic crescendos reminiscent of Glen Hansard.”
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