CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM, NATURAL CONCLUSION, OUT NOW VIA OUTSIDE MUSIC
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEK
“The simplicity of these songs is deceiving; as sparse as they feel, her voice draws you in until you realize you are at the heart of the storm” - The Guardian
“deeply caresses her exquisite vocals through a dozen songs that form an exploratory, intimate meditation on the mysteries of being human” - LA Times
"When Rose Cousins sings she soars and swoops, never to show off but always in service to the song" - The Washington Post
“hazily atmospheric and strikingly intimate” - Montreal Gazette
“Rose Cousins strips songs to their pointed and somber essence” - The Philadelphia Inquirer
“an emotional landscape full of beauty and conquest” - No Depression
“intimate, acoustic and beautiful” - Exclaim!
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Today, JUNO Award winning songwriter Rose Cousins is sharing the new video for “White Flag” from her latest, internationally acclaimed album, Natural Conclusion. Written with K.S. Rhoads, “White Flag” is a song of the aftermath – the empty house and the lingering feeling of connection with someone who is now gone. "I envisioned this video to have epic drone shots of water and landscape and to have a theme of white objects to emphasize that epic feeling of empty, alone and surrender,” says Cousins. “I enlisted the help of talented Halifax filmmaker / musician Shehab Illyas who had the idea of me singing lying down and combining it with superimposed shots from the drone and other close ups of terrain. I love the way it turned out."
“White Flag” premiered earlier today via NPR who claims “Cousins has a disarmingly fluid vocal tone and an ability to convey the most internalized emotions — disappointment, grief, resolve, forbearance — without an ounce of fuss.”
Out now via Outside Music, The Guardian says of Rose Cousins’ Natural Conclusion, “…her voice draws you in until you realize you are at the heart of the storm,” while The Washington Post notes that "When Rose Cousins sings she soars and swoops, never to show off but always in service to the song." No Depression furthers, “Cousins and Henry have created an emotional landscape full of beauty and conquest. It is formidable.”
Cousins is currently on the road in support of Natural Conclusion throughout North America. Full tour dates can be found below.
On Natural Conclusion, Rose Cousins steps boldly forward, a fully mature writer and artist in her next great stride. Cousins enlisted Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry for the recording of Natural Conclusion. She and Henry each gathered trusted colleagues and met in Toronto. They were joined in studio by engineer Ryan Freeland, drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist David Pitch (Bonnie Raitt, Billy Bragg), pianist Aaron Davis (Holly Cole), and guitar player Gord Tough (Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer). Also lending their talents to the recording were touring mates Asa Brosius (Anais Mitchell, Heavy Blinkers), and Zachariah Hickman (Josh Ritter, Ray Lamontagne). Kinley Dowling (Hey Rosetta!) added strings in the studio and joined the choir that also included Hickman and longtime friends Jill Barber, Caroline Brookes (Good Lovelies), and Miranda Mullholland (Great Lake Swimmers).
ROSE COUSINS LIVE
Mar 15 - Calgary, AB - Ironwood
Mar 16 - Calgary, AB - Ironwood
Mar 17 - St. Albert, AB - Arden Theatre
Mar 18 - Victoria, BC - St. Ann’s Auditorium
Mar 19 - Vancouver BC - Wise Hall / Vancouver Folk Festival Presents
Mar 22 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door
Mar 23 - Sisters, OR - Sisters HS Auditorium / Sisters Folk Festival Presents
Mar 24 - Portland, OR - Alberta Rose Theatre
Mar 25 - Ashland, OR - Brickroom
Mar 26 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Mar 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
Apr 3 - St John’s, NL - LSPU Hall
Apr 5 - Halifax, NS - St. Matthew’s Church
Apr 6 - Fredericton, NB - Wilmot United Church
Apr 7 - Moncton, NB - Tide & Boar Ballroom
Apr 8 - Charlottetown, PEI - Confederation Centre