FolkWords Reviews

‘Home’ by Rosa Rebecka - achingly pure vocals, simple pared-back instrumentation

(November 30, 2015)

Despite all the music that comes our way, Swedish/ American singer songwriter, Rosa Rebecka has successfully operated under our radar … up until now that is. The EP ‘Home’ arrived courtesy of our friends at Folkstock Records and from the first it certainly gained our attention. 

rosa rebackaThe elements of achingly pure vocals, simple pared-back instrumentation and eloquently memorable melodies leave you wanting far more than the six tracks on offer. There’s a gentleness to her voice that belies the depths and searching of her lyrics, and gives her songs a softly engaging edge. There’s also a connection, an intimacy if you prefer, that pulls the listener into the song and moves the performer close to you.

When you're faced with a selection this good it’s hard to pick out tracks, however for me the title track ‘Home’, the thoughtful ‘Be Mine’ and ‘Jonah’s Song’ are outstanding, with the power to get to you every time.

Website: www.rosarebecka.com

Review: Charlie Elland

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