Ruth Rosie is a Sussex singer who’s established on the folk scene in the south east of England and Edinburgh, but brand new to releasing music.
“I’ve always wanted to release an album, and lockdown was the perfect opportunity. I wanted to achieve something in these strange times, and come up with some different arrangements of traditional music. Working remotely alongside the amazing Lewis James, I feel this album hits that spot exactly.
“I met Lewis in Sussex a few years ago before he emigrated to Spain. We played some songs together back then and kept in touch. I love his technical yet laid back guitar playing, so he was the obvious choice to work with. I wrote some new harmonies for the songs and we had a great time arranging and producing them.
“There’s a theme of love and longing over distances and the sea. The songs tell of the sadness of bereaved lovers and the strain of living far apart which I think resonates with a lot of people after the last 18 months. There are also more positive songs including some sea shanties.”
Described as having “a sweet, almost hypnotic tone” and compared to the Mediaeval Baebes, Sarah McLachlan and Sandy Denny, Ruth Rosie is planning further musical projects for 2022.
“Your Sweet Company” releases on Wednesday 10th November online and on CD, with a public album launch at the King’s Arms in Horsham on Thursday 11th. The album can be pre-ordered at www.ruthrosie.bandcamp.com