Gorgeous, textured guitar set off by Rosali’s sweeping, soaring voice. The songs are so strong and powerful, deeply emotive and personal but with that timeless quality of the finest singer/songwriters out of the US. Love this record more every listen
Favorite track: Silver Eyes.
Philadelphia-based musician Rosali (Long Hots, Wandering Shade) wrote the songs for her second album, Trouble Anyway, seeking empowerment by sharing openly on love, power, aging, suffering, confusion, self-doubt, and anger. The result is a full-bodied record that is at once sweeping and intimate-- a vulnerable and powerful exploration of emotional narratives. Trouble Anyway showcases Rosali’s background in diverse musical styles from free improv, garage rock, country, and pop, to folk-infused song-craft. Following up her 2016 debut Out of Love (Siltbreeze), named one of the top 100 records of 2016 by Uncut Magazine, Rosali’s sophomore effort is a cohesive collection of lush, intimate rock songs, featuring her warm, natural vocals and powerful riffing and rhythm guitar.
The collective instrumentation from A-list musician friends Nathan Bowles (Steve Gunn, Black Twig Pickers), Dan Provenzano (Writhing Squares, Purling Hiss), Mary Lattimore, Paul Sukeena (Angel Olsen, Spacin’), Charlie Hall (The War on Drugs), Mike Polizze (Purling Hiss), Mike Sobel (Oldermost), and Gretchen Lohse (Carol Cleveland Sings)— accentuates Rosali’s singular sound and magnifies its orbit. Trouble Anyway was recorded and mixed by Uniform Recording’s Jeff Zeigler, who has also engineered records for The War on Drugs, Allison Crutchfield (also of Waxahatchee), and Kurt Vile, among others.
I first fell in love with Rosali’s songs for this reason, the way her work takes you straight to that brave and big-hearted dream within songwriting. Every song stands strongly as it’s very own world, well-worn by the history of the underground but accessible as daylight. -Meg Baird, Spring 2018
released July 6, 2018
All Songs by Rosali Middleman
Recorded / Mixed by Jeff Zeigler
Mastered by James Plotkin
Rosali is the solo incarnation of Philadelphia-based musician, Rosali Middleman. Through songwriting and performances,
Rosali shares resonant emotions and the authenticity of being, unveiling herself to connect with broad audiences. Rosali’s songwriting realizes life as rich and alluring melodies within the framework of traditional popular songwriting. Catch Rosali as the guitarist for Long Hots....more
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Clipper Ship is a fantastic album. My favorite song, Sacrificial is absolutely perfect. The vocals are spot on, and the finger style guitar with the bass and melody lines moving around are a joy to behold. The physical recording is lush. The entire album is one of those records that stays with you, in the best way possible. finemlcom