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Introducing Rosie Lowe: a nuanced powerhouse of female force

With inspiration in all the right places, London-based Rosie Lowe will undoubtedly leave a defining mark on the world.

Dazzling vocals and an incredible knack for balancing groove and straight soul are Rosie Lowe’s draw cards, and we believe she has a few hidden aces still up her sleeve.

Introducing Rosie Lowe, a powerful songwriter with all the right influences. Let Birdsong surge over your soul.

It all began with a saxophone and a healthy mixture of soul, jazz, funk and R&B from childhood heroes like Ella Fitzgerald and Charlie Parker. Now a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ, Rosie Lowe is tearing into new waters with daring focus and a crystal clear vision for her sound.

Three years since Lowe’s introspective debut album, Control, the aspiring talent has hit back hard with a truly stunning single, Birdsong. The brilliant tune and even more brilliant film clip hail from her much-anticipated second album, YU. With such a dazzling return to the scene, Lowe has hit the ground running with this beautifully nuanced track.

Birdsong is produced by Dave Okumu (The Invisible, Grace Jones, Jessie Ware) and features the backing vocal talents of Jamie Woon, Jamie Lidell, Jordan Rakei, and KRABS.

Yes, if you haven’t worked it out by now, this track is huge.

The song’s thoughtful lyrics explore seduction and sexual desire with an undercurrent of insecurity. Despite its richly classic feel, Lowe has set out to explore 21st century love; childhood myths, pragmatic realities, utopias, and turbulent weathers. The lyrics are mature and insightful, stirring up powerful imagery with which all victims of nocturnal love can relate.

Falling in nicely behind Lowe’s songwriting is a blues solo absolutely dripping with vibe, lending an even sexier step up to the bumping beat.

Between the warmer, sultry and cosmic textures of Birdsong there is a hint of what is to come on YU. In Control, Rosie stood alone, tackling themes of politics, feminism and modern relationships. However, if Control was about self, Rosie says, YU “is about other. I wanted to write about my experience of sharing my life with a lover, friend and partner”.

Coupled with the fact that Rosie is studying psychotherapy, the collection of songs on YU are songs of the mind, and the self analysis she has undergone in Birdsong is an exciting window into what’s in store.

 

Rosies Lowe’s sophomore album YU will be out May 10 via Wolf Tone / Caroline Australia.