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Red Rosie are two self-professed “twee goths” with a shared heterogeneous love of pop music. They mine the depths of pop and rock history and wear their influences unabashedly on their sleeves, namely the music of the 1960s, 1980s and 1990s, filtered through a lens of heavy reverb and distortion. Their latest release (which comes ahead of an album due in early October) is the double A side single “Can’t Come Down”/“Kiss”. Also featured is a reimagining of OMD’s “Secret” as the B-side.
“Can’t Come Down” is a dreamy, druggy merry-go-round of a song heavy on the bass and distortion and offset by whimsical vocals. It evokes an evening spent munching cotton candy on a rollercoaster after indulging in a mind-altering substance or two.
“Kiss”, however, is a melancholic ballad that sounds like the morning after, lazing in bed, with the taste of cotton candy still lingering. Swirly synths and chilly guitars are layered over a sleek bass line, complimented by bittersweet vocals tinged with sad desire and realization.
All money raised from sales of this single will go towards helping a dear friend, Khayouma Tao, who is battling Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In the meantime, please take a moment to read and share this link (There’s an English translation) and join us in sending some good REVERBerations her way.
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