Rooted in authenticity and conviction of voice, We Have Made A Spark feels as though Rose Cousins is singing for you, about your life. It is that sincerity that leads some to compare her to our most beloved songwriters, yet her delivery is distinctly Rose.
We Have Made A Spark won a JUNO Award (Solo Roots & Traditional Album of the Year), 3 East Coast Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. It made best of lists in USA Today, NPR Music and Oprah Magazine. Her music has found its way into several TV shows including Grey's Anatomy.
This is one of the most stunning albums this year. I feel like many people missed it, but it's never too late.
A sadder than sad, startlingly beautiful, emotionally naked album from a masterful singer/songwriter.
One of the great little-known albums of last year came from a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia - a seasoned and award-winning singer-songwriter who has steadily built a following here in the U.S. Rose Cousins' self-released We Have Made a Spark landed on Folk Alley's Best of 2012 list for its beautiful harmonies, creative arrangements and the sort of arresting songwriting that's sad even as it leaves listeners feeling hopeful. Among its songs is 'What I See' - a tune about closure, struggling between wanting to hold on even as you must let go, and reckoning with the expectations you have for others as they begin to follow their own path. In a moment of tentative release, she sings, 'You draw me out / but I still need some shading.' As always, Cousins' honest lyrics are as disarming as the music which accompanies them.
- Vinyl LP
- The Darkness
- The Shell
- One Way
- What I See
- All The Stars
- Go First
- For The Best
- This Light
- If I Should Fall Behind