Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Jenny Colquitt Something Beautiful


Jenny Colquitt is a singer songwriter from North west of England from a place called Widnes who crafts songs with emotive lyrics and memorable melodies. Her debut EP Wide Open Spaces was released in 2016 with her follow up EP Dear Daughter released at the end of last year. Tell Me Where the Light is, from the Dear Daughter EP, is a song that has captured the hearts of fans and industry alike and was featured as one of the songs on the Halcyon Fatea Showcase Sessions Summer 2021, which is a downloadable body of the year’s most recognised music. Her songs are fused with folk, rock, pop with a touch of country in some of her previous releases. Captain Thomas Moore is one of her most country sounding songs and was released last year with a video to raise money for the Captain Thomas Moore foundation to celebrate the life of this man who did amazing things for nurses who work in the NHS.  

Over the course of the last year or so Jenny gained a massive worldwide following from fans and industry alike  through livestreams, blog features, artist of the week features and continuous live streams on twitch, Facebook and YouTube. Jenny was recently awarded the title of Best Solo Singer/Songwriter at the Graham Steel Music Company Awards and has amassed more than 2000 followers on Twitch, the music and gaming streaming service. 

November the 26 sees the release of Jenny Colquitt's debut album and over the course of the last few months has been releasing singles in the lead up to this. Dirty Town, Shape and on Friday 15th October Jenny brings us Something Beautiful, the albums title track. 

The story behind this song is to remind us that in each of us there is something beautiful and we all have something unique and special to offer this world. The day Jenny wrote this song she had struggled with a lot of things having had a terrible day, things were feeling so overwhelming and kept piling up and negative opinions of those around her only added to these feelings of being not good enough and self doubt and feeling unworthy. This song was born from this day. 

This folk/pop/rock track begins with what is thunder and a piano intro introducing what is this horrible day and Jenn's signature vocal sings

"was it something I said is it my fault will anyone hear me the day that I fall into my head away from it all are you happy to see me walk down this road"

What strikes me most about this track is the great drum beat behind the song that builds to the pre chorus and builds again to the chorus where we have an evanescence sounding chorus. Harmonies kick in in the chorus to add depth and everything complements each other. 

Throughout the track we hear the thunder now and again which adds so much emotion and frustration within this track which is where this story and song came from. This is such a simple idea that adds so much to the track and adds another level. We have a guitar solo that kicks in in the instrumental section that adds to the rockier edge feel to the track. 

This track is powerful, has such thoughtful and amazing production behind it that does not take away from the powerhouse vocal Jenny displays on this track and that she has become known for. You can hear the frustration in her voice and when you sing along it will definitely take some of your frustrations away too. Credit goes to Dave at Alibi Productions for the work here with Jenny. Everything has been discussed openly and it is apparent that they have worked as a team to produce a stand out track and is the title track of the forthcoming album out soon.

Jenny Colquitt is Voice of a Woman one to watch always since first discovering her throughout lockdown when she was requested for an all hour request show. She has such a natural skill for song writing and brings them to life with her stunning, spinetingling vocals and deserves to be recognised far and wide in this industry. 

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Thursday, 7 October 2021

Louise Parker I've Forgotten How To Smile

Louise Parker is a modern country pop singer from Chelmsford Essex and has been in the music industry since her debut release EP Robin Hood in 2013. In 2020 she released one of her most personal songs that helped establish her name in the British country music scene and she was nominated for many awards following this song, Lie To Me. What a moment Louise created with this song. Over the course of lockdown Louise has been streaming regularly and has grown a loyal "frand" base. To explain frands it is fan that have become friends over this time and will always be there supporting her in her musical journey. Her debut album life in silver linings came out throughout lockdown which is a culmination of reimagined songs from her career as well as a stunning duet with the equally talented Joey Clarkson. Frand favourites on this album include her song about her time in Nashville, her relationship with her frands in Love Story and the stunning single Lie to Me and the sassy Rear View Mirror. 

Tomorrow 08 Oct sees Louise Parker start her new musical journey with her new single I've Forgotten How To Smile. Recently I had the pleasure of attending Louise's headline show in the camden Chapel where she sang this song live. When artists sing a song live that is personal and means so much to them you can see it in every ounce of their being when they are singing and this happened that night when she announced and performed this song, "I've Forgotten How To Smile" I had to fight back the tears as it was mesmerizing and an introduction into the development of this artists craft and performance. 

Louise has spoke openly about mental health and her journey with this in her songs and on her social media and this new music journey starts in Mental Health Awareness month with this new song. This is her "Imperfect Recovery"

This artwork shows pain, imperfect comfort, her heart in her back and in one of the most vulnerable poses being naked and raw. This shows you what the songs is about in this stunning picture.

This single starts with simple piano with Louise singing mostly acapella with the piano pausing to let Louise sing and talk about the message in this song that is not only relatable but also painful and beautiful all at the same time. 

"I'm awake at 5am and I just stare at my ceiling and try to make sense of it all, I've been trying to find some meaning cause my hearts still beating It only hurts when I'm breathing"

The piano then joins Louise for the chorus with Louise working through the raw pain of the ending of a relationship and what it can do to us all "I've forgotten how to Smile" We are all human and this song is so relatable and is one of those songs that will make you feel less alone if you have felt this. It is a song that resonates more than most given the personal topic. 

Strings have always been an instrument that adds so much more emotion and depth to any song and this one the arrangement is so beautiful and they join in on the second verse to build the song. There is no drums in this song as it does not need them, simple accompaniment to produce a skilled and incredible production that will only bring more frands into the family as well as gain the attention of more in the musical industry. 

I cannot but feel so moved and emotional when Louise sings the title of her single with two words missing, just leaves you wanting more and it is a song that will stay with you for a long time. 

Louise has created another magical moment which will surpass Lie To Me and this imperfect recovery she is on will only go to help her not only be nominated for awards but to win them. Congratulations to all involved in the production of this song. 

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Emilia Quinn Medicate


Emilia Quinn is alternative country/americana artist who brings her own unique twists to the songs she creates, releases and produces. Emilia does this with so much heart, soul, authenticity and brings her unique quality vocal we at Voice of a Woman likes to call "gritt" This gritt is such a unique vocal quality that  brings another level of emotion and quality in her own individual story telling. In the industry there is always the "one to watch" label that is placed on artists and this artist is one of those for this reason and so many more. 

Emilia released her Debut EP wrote off in 2017 which is a three track acoustic EP which was very well received and a great introduction into the artists talent, song writing and vocal ability. This was followed by some amazing projects with her follow up EP "Firecracker" which was named EP of the year at the Belles and Gals awards in 2021 and brought us the epic track Outlaw amongst others. This EP was fully produced and well worth checking out if you haven't and you can check out thought on this right here!

Emilia is not one to procrastinate or not get on with things, two of her massive projects more or less happened simultaneously with "Girl Talk" single release featuring more than 30 artists within the music industry in a video and also most of them singing on the song and while this was going on, and just for fun I would think, she released from scratch a double single with This World and M.I L.A which showed a small insight into the next chapter for Emilia. These two emotional and stunning songs were stunning in their simplicity and emotive in their delivery. The video for This World is on you tube and is as moving as the song. 

Emilia has solidified her place as a hard working artist who is authentic in her art as she is hardworking and Friday 08 October sees Emilia release her next chapter and possibly her most personal music release yet with her EP "Medicate" Medicate is a collection of four songs that can only be described as vulnerable, raw, honest and as such are a selection of well though out, crafted art that propels Emilia even more into the spotlight as a project that deserves to be listened to by the millions and more. This is music that is always going to be there for you in more ways than one. Medicate EP are songs written during times when Emilia felt low and worked through some deep retrospection. People cope with life, trauma and pain differently and some of these can take it's toll on you as a person. Song writing is a way to create something beautiful after this trauma. 

This EP comes out during mental health awareness month which is coincidental in this way Emilia states, this release is amore a way to move on and start a fresh going in to her 24rth year in life and what a way to do this. I have no doubt it will help many others to do the same as well as propel her even further into the spotlight as one to watch and someone who deserves serious recognition for this work of art. 

Art does not only come in the form of song but also in artwork for releases and this artwork deserves mentioning as it portrays these songs in a beautifully painful way. It is like Emilia is not only relaxing in a bath but that she could be drowning in all the thoughts and feelings that have brought her to the lowest points in life surrounded by a beautiful rose. Tammy Barker is responsible for this artwork and creation and it just depicts this EP in such a profound way and huge congratulations to her for this!. 

Worse Than Whiskey starts this collection of songs off on the EP and has been the leading song to introduce this EP to the world. We first hear a slow drum beat before a beautiful heart tugging pedal steel solo plays and Emilia starts singing. 

"Back to back after another pointless commotion, it's so hard to break through to your emotions, leave a light on incase you want to come home, won't you jump in and join me in the unknown"

On this song Emilia's vocals are pure, raw, honest and palpable bringing the story of this song to life. The pedal steel comes in and out adding so much depth to the lyrics and rings out throughout the song. This song does not specifically have a chorus as such however I was moved by the repeated lines that change throughout the song in some ways that relationships can change over time from bitter sweet kisses, conditional kisses and finally tumble edge kisses burning the throat worse than whiskey. The challenges and turmoil people can sometimes go through come through in this song and is simply one of those classic country ballads in the making. It also has to be mentioned that there is an amazing guitar solo in the instrumental part that only adds to this beautiful pain being experienced. What a start. 

Pretty Pink Pills follows worse than whiskey. Emilia has described this song as medication that medical professionals prescribe to help with mental health difficulties. This can be a positive thing for a lot of people and is important to take medication if it works for you but it did not work for Emilia. This song inspired the title of this EP Medicate as this line comes up in the song. This song starts and grabs your attention with what sounds like someone crying and sobbing from whatever it is that is causing then distress and then Emilia starts singing

"Pretty Pink Pills help bring you back when you lose yourself one two three three times a day with a meal, medicate"

As human beings positive and negative emotions are part and parcel of being human and being alive and what works for some people will not work for others. How will you know you are feeling things if you are numb from medication taking this away. For Emilia this is one of the most personal songs on this EP and it is such an important topic for people as what helps people get better is different for each and every one of us and this song celebrates all that is to be human and that is more than ok. Emilia's vocals are again raw, authentic and honest showcasing an artist who is delving deep to produce quality songwriting at it's heart. 

High is a song that has been mentioned in the campaign Emilia has been running up until the release of this EP which has seen artists, friends, family and more listening to the EP and talking about what song is their fav along with choosing songs that go into a plauylist to deal with and help them through the difficult times we can all face in life. This song is one that centres around having a drink rather than having to deal with what you do not want to deal with. "I'd Rather Get High"
This song has a rock edge of it for me with instrumentation that complements this as well as some serious vocal gymnastics from Emilia herself letting out some serious frustration. I can see why this song is a highlight for a lot of people.

Headrush is the song that closes this EP and this opens up with just Emilia and guitar accompaniment. This is poignant, stunning and again as with the fell of this EP we have raw, honest and authentic vocals and story 
"Feels like I'm in a courtroom judge and jury is you but you've got it all wrong"
 This song had originally been written on piano and brought over to the guitar. I love the time signature this is in giving it a great feel and giving Emilia the opportunity again to showcase her vocals, her song writing and her lyrics. The song builds adding backing vocals, harmonies and that gorgeous drumming pattern. This is another classic ballad and resonates with the listener from the beginning, In relationships we cannot always get on with each other, their is always a difference of opinions. Keep a hold of something that is good for you in the long run taking the good with the bad. "You're my revival"

Emilia has produced an EP that is a contender for not only EP of the year but an EP that will stand the test of time in years to come. This is music that is from the heart and soul talking about a subject that some find it difficult to discuss but many go through on a daily basis and may try to hide it. This EP is your revival and deserves to propel Emilia Quinn further in the music industry as a credible, skilled and professional songwriter, singer, musician and artist. This proves that something so so beautiful and powerful to help so many more can come from something so painful and music is therapy. Congratulations Emilia on a stellar work of art. Go presave, support and do all the things you need to do to get this EP out there worldwide where it deserves to be. It may be short notice as well but if you go on to her patreon site you may get an invite to her EP launch which is tomorrow by invite only! 

Drums - James Newsome
Bass - Mike Addy
Electric guitar - Robert Campbell
Pedal steel - Steven Hicken Jr
Acoustic guitar and vocals - Emilia Quinn
Mix engineer - Arjun Doel
Mastering Engineer - Mark Wickenden

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Thursday, 24 June 2021

Adele and Andy Earl


Adele and Andy are a husband and wife modern country duo hailing from Staffordshire UK and have been building their reputation and career in the scene throughout lockdown and continue to do so impressing critics and supporters alike. Adele has a pure, raw, vulnerable and silky voice that complements and goes together with Andy's very skilled and talented guitar playing. They have both helped each other gain confidence in their respective skills and to see them play live and see them on live streams is a joy to watch as their chemistry is captivating and their support of each other amazing to see. An award winning duo, together they have released an album "Watch Over You" in 2020 and Where I Belong EP in 2021 both garnered critical acclaim and have solidified their place within the UK country scene. 

Adele and Andy have been building a fanbase on twitch recently where you are able to see them live every wed, Friday and Sunday evening. The growth and experience they are gaining through this medium is exceptional so come along and join them. 

Friday 25 June sees their latest release coming out and it is a heart wrenching tale of "Earl" who was accused of  raping a young girl and he was executed for this crime and he was not guilty. The young girl was just trying to cover up her shame and embarrassment of falling pregnant after a one night stand. Adele and Andy have a unique talent in their song writing to recount these stories which is at the heart of what country music is, three chords and the truth. Their previous single "As Much As I Miss You" was a story about a mother who did not want her son to go to war just like his father did and the video that accompanied this was as moving as the lyrics themselves. 

What words can describe this song, it is heart wrenching, moving and so so sad. The productions and instruments used add to the emotion this song displays in this story and Adele's voice sings of the tale so beautifully it can almost bring you to tears. It is a country song through and through.

" That night in the car she felt so much shame lost all control needed someone to blame Earl worked the fields on her papas farm the boy had a smile and it worked like a charm"

Adele's soft and silky vocal tells this story with so much sensitivity over the soft drumming pattern and that electric guitar that comes in now and again to give a tug to those heart strings. 

The production of this song is soft and takes care of the story and Adele's voice shines throughout

"Earl sat in silence doing his time an innocent boy had committed no crime a death row pardon minutes to late a floored system had sealed his fate

My heart breaks for Earl in this song even though towards the end of the narrative the lady comes forward to say he was innocent but it was too late. People fondly remember Earl and pay tribute to him and his memory, thankfully he was pardoned but it was too late. 

The electric guitar at the end is so well timed and placed that it only goes to add to the depth of emotion that this song brings up. This solidifies this couple's talent in song writing tackling real life stories of just sheer heartbreak and injustice and this single deserves so much praise and success. This duo are going from strength to strength and there is an EP to come very shortly including this single which is very exciting. 

Presave on Spotify helps artists gain success and to get them on to playlists to take their music further so help these artists out in the last few hours of today and stream till your hearts content. This country duo are special and look out for their EP coming later in the year! 

Go and follow and support! Not long till this song come out into the world for all to hear! Go click on the link to their facebook where you can find more information.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Jenny Colquitt Dirty Town

If you have not heard the name Jenny Colquitt yet this is the time to discover the voice and talent as Jenny releases this first single "Dirty Town" from her upcoming, highly anticipated debut album later in the year. Once you have heard this voice you will want to discover more of her catalogue and be on this exciting journey she is embarking on with her. Jenny's ability in the craft of writing a song from striking, heart wrenching and powerful lyrics and great melodies to the vocal delivery make you listen and take notice as she is one of those talents that are just sheer brilliance. Jenny is and will always be one to watch for Voice of a Woman and she was a featured artist in December 2020 with a stunning live stream of original songs and just to watch her growth and confidence in such a short time is nothing but extraordinary. 

Jenny Colquitt is a singer songwriter from the North West of England who has been making a name for herself building an online following with weekly streams on Facebook, YouTube and most recently on twitch. Jenny is not new to the music scene having started a YouTube channel in 2012 creating original and cover videos. Jenny was voted the best original artist for the Graham Steel Music Company and her song Tell Me Where The Light Is, which is such a beautifully crafted loving tribute to those we have lost, made Halcyon Fatea Showcase Sessions Summer 2021, which is a downloadable body of the year's most recognised music. Jenny has so far released 2 stunning EP's The Quiet Kind (2016), Dear Daughter (2020) and a charity single in aid of the Captain Thomas Moore Foundation.

"Dirty Town" is coming to you this coming Friday and is a song that has a dark theme to it as in life people can subject you to such negativity, not listen to what you have to say and sometimes put you down. This is Jenny's answer to them and in a therapeutic way to explore these feelings and situations and create this song that makes you destress and think of these things yourself. I have done this many times!

Dirty town begins with a soft piano riff and soft vocals from Jenny herself

"I'm wasting time, wasting time catching all these butterflies, stuck in my mouth the words I wanna say to you ain't getting out"

The production on this song has been well thought out with Dave from Alibi productions and together they have created elements using the drum pattern, the riff and guitar that add more depth to the lyrics and theme of the song. Jenny explains it   “The whole track is a tribute to shouting from the rooftops and wanting to escape, be heard, and be taken seriously. (…) It was therapeutic to write and record!” The verse builds and builds to the chorus and I know you will be singing along!! All the JCstreamies do (her loyal supporters)

"Let me out away from all the feeling in this dirty town we'll make a wooden boat so we can sail it out I'll never let them see me turn round"

The song goes softer in the second verse with very striking lyrics that hit home to me when hearing this song 

"you found your voice but no one wants to hear a baby making noise, sit and be quiet there's a corner over there for you dear child" 

The song builds and builds and adds a second chorus cementing the story telling in the song that throughout all the negativity this girl is going to sail away and not look back making all her dreams come true. We all have our story and important message to tell and this is the most important aspect i take away from the song when I listen. Jenny brings her vocal prowess to the forefront in this song as well as her ability to write lyrics and convey to listeners the full emotion of the song. This is only the beginning of the journey ahead. 

The accompanying video for this song will be out two days after the song on 27th and to say that this elevates the song and theme even more is a understatement. Jenny cares about what she is doing and this is so evident in everything she is doing and she got a very talented video company to make the video filmed in her hometown of Widnes with actor Phil Denton and made by Red Visuals company.  

Jenny Colquitt is one of the most talented artists Voice of a Woman has discovered and with every new song and artistic endeavours she does she never ceases to produce the best with passion and heart and this deserves recognition and success in abundance. I would presave, follow and support this talented lady on this journey as she is set to gain even more support throughout this journey of her debut album. I cannot put into word how incredible it is to be a small part of this talented artists journey, Remember the name and go presave, follow and buy her music! 

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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

I'm ok and you are ok


This is mental health awareness week/month. A definition of mental health from the World Health Organisation has a holistic approach to what this is and what it can mean for us in our daily lives. 

"Mental health is the foundation for the well-being and effective functioning of individuals. It is more than the absence of a mental disorder; it is the ability to think, learn, and understand one's emotions and the reactions of others. Mental health is a state of balance, both within and with the environment. Physical, psychological, social, cultural, spiritual and other interrelated factors participate in producing this balance. There are inseparable links between mental and physical health. More than 100 million people suffer from mental health disorders in the Western Pacific Region. Depressive disorders alone are responsible for 5.73% of the disease burden in here"

The question "how are you" is something that each of us ask on a daily basis when we meet someone we have not seen in a long time or if we bump into them in the supermarket. What answer are you hoping to hear, "I am fine thanks" Me too, see you later is sometimes how these conversations could go. Can we listen and be there for someone's honest answer as to how they really are and what they are feeling inside.

"How are you"

"Today I am not feeling my best, I am feeling frustrated with how people are treating me and what is going on in the environment" 

"Tell me more, I am listening and with you to express what that is about for you" 

I called my show Voice of a Woman which has two very strong aspects to it. The first is the exquisite voices women possess in music and what those voices express and tell us. We connect with artists in this way in so many deep levels and in this way this is good for our mental health, music lifts our mood, helps to heal us and validates the way we may be feeling about something that has happened to us in our lives we may not have had a chance to talk to anyone about. 

Grief is something we all go through with so much loss in our lives particularly over the last years with the pandemic and also throughout our lives with those who have died and who we will never forget. Song like this one certainly help to comfort, heal and help us to go through those emotions in a healthy way. Jenny Colquitt's song Tell Me Where The Light is is one song that really helps to cope with these strong feelings and what it can bring up for all of us. We all go through grief and loss in our own different ways and this is a healthy way to do this. 

                       Link to song

The other aspect of it is voices not being heard or silenced, everyone has their own story of their lives and what that is about for them. Everyone deserves to be listened to and to have empowerment in their own voice and not have the fears of judgement and more that can prevent someone seeking help. 

A sense of belonging is something each of us need to feel in our families, community, work place and within ourselves. So many experiences happen when growing up that can create some difficult challenges that we as humans have to face, abuse, bullying, strong expectations on us to perform and be a certain way at all times, discrimination based on sex, gender, race and disability. Basing this on the who meaning of mental health it is how we function with all this going on in our environments and how we process them when we are alone in our own environments. We can learn ways to cope with this.  

I was bullied at school and this feeling of never fitting in and never feeling that someone had your back is a hard thing to go through and can still go through that today. Not everyone will like you and they will not be shy to tell you that or they can just say the cruellest things and laugh when you cry and dislike the way they have treated you. As with the poster you can feel so alone in this and well meaning advice sometimes does not help, just ignore them, don't let it get to you, don't fight back, they are just going through something in their life, let them be. All well meaning advice but when you are the one being humiliated, hurt by the actions of someone else and you get no support in that it is hard to express through your voice how this can feel. Words hurt deep. 

Labels can be a helpful tool in some respects however in this context it can really hurt and destroy a person's self acceptance and esteem and make them feel guilty just about being who they are. So what if someone is carrying more weight than they should, so what if someone wants to change gender, so what if someone wants to listen to music you may not like, so what if someone has a different opinion to you. Does this mean they are a "Flipping idiot, what do they know" 

I have known individuals who have been so distraught and so in pain they have wanted to take their own lives. What pain and heartache must a person be in to want to do this. I have seen so many negative responses to this that it hurt to my very bones calling a person in pain a "That". Mental illness has come on from many years ago thankfully and there are still ways to go. It is a two way street when providing care and helping people who are in this amount of distress. It is about self compassion and recovery not keeping them stable. Finding meaning in life is so so important as at the end of the day we are all only human. 

Being kind is what has been in the media and what every human being wants in every respect, what does it mean to be kind to you, are  you kind to all the poeple you meert in your day? Are you kind to yourself ? Maybe you can try some of these tips and be kind today and everyday for someone who you may not know and who may just need it. 

Mental health awareness week is the time to start and continue these conversations so they become second nature and something we are all comfortable with doing as they are so so important and vital for so many of us and our health. 

How will you look after yourself and others today? How will you be kind to yourself and to others today? 

Lets Talk. 

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Harriet Rose Love me Like That


A 12 year old girl by the name of  Harriet Rose who lived in a small town called Barnsley has had dreams of being a successful singer songwriter. Some people told her she would not and could not do it but she has not listened. Harriet has been honing her craft since then by writing, performing, singing and building a strong and supportive fan base.  In 2020 industry professionals, promoters, music lovers, fans and artists alike started to take notice of this stunning country/americana singer songwriter who has amazed people with this talent no matter where you are or what path you are walking in life. Harriet has catapulted herself to being one of the ones to watch in 2021 and beyond in this business by many industry professionals, blogs, presenters and national radio stations. In the last year she has won female of the year in the Women of Country in America beating Ashley Mcbryde and showing the amount of support she has gained through her loyal and supportive fanbase. Other accolades include Female of the year on dirt road fm and she is up for three awards with Belles and Gals UK spotlight awards which are voted for by industry professionals including best newcomer and song. 

Harriet released her debut single on the 21 Aug 2020 making her mark and sending a message to people "No Small Town chains would hold her back no more" This was a strong statement and the song had great production and vocals behind it and a young Harriet Rose holding a balloon in hand. To read this review Voice of a Woman wrote about this track you can go here

This brings us to release day of 05 Feb 2021 for Love me Like That. Looking at the cover it made me think of the pain of losing something or someone which gives us the idea that this new track from Harriet has a different story to tell than her debut. The rose petals falling to the floor, dressed in black and in the woods all points to a story of deep emotional pain and loss. 

Starting to listen to the song this is going to be an emotional journey for the listener, the songs starts softly and gently with just guitar and very soft, intentional vocals from Harriet herself. 

"Sitting in another bar, waiting for it all to close

knowing that you're out with her 

and your probably gonna take her home"

This songs topic touches on someone who has been in an abusive relationship and sees this person be in what looks like a loving relationship with someone else. They are sitting there and insecurity takes hold while thinking back on past memories.

"Was there something that I could have done

something that  I could have said to make you stick around"

Reality sets in and questions in the narrators mind build and build to the chorus as the instrumentation and production gently build asking the questions 

"why you gotta love her right"

When I listen to this song and the chorus there seems to be an echo in the chorus wondering and questioning this very thing, not harmonies in the chorus, just a subtle double vocal as it were asking the most important questions and wonder the most important point in the song. It is haunting and poignant, why did I not deserve the love and attention you are paying to her? 

"was it ever your intention boy to stick around

cause all you were gonna do was let me down let me down"

This story continues in what I would term a grief process going through the stages of loss and losing yourself to someone you loved and wondering what has happened. Harriet's Vocals remain pure, vulnerable and bring out the emotion of this story. 

"staring at my phone again , waiting for you to ring"

The second chorus builds up and the drums kick in with some anger as well as sadness in the vocals wondering why he has to love her like that and not her, a most vulnerable place to be and feel and we hear the rawness of this pain in Harriet's voice and simple production. There has to be note of how emotional the guitar solo is in this song and where it comes because while listening this tugs at my heart strings. This is class playing Pete from Flatwave Music. The bridge slows down and again simple instrumentation and Harriet's vocals pondering and wondering about this exact thing, coming to the realisation that it is not her fault, being mistreated by someone is not her fault and healing can then begin to happen. This brings us into the last chorus and the power and skill from Harriet in her vocals

Love me like that shows a different side to the talent Harriet Rose possesses in the music industry and vocally is very different to the sass and feel of Small Town Chains. This song is going to tug at the heart strings, show you the versatility and prowess of the vocals , the talent and though behind the song and production from Pete at flatwave who knows how to bring this story and song to life in this way. What a team and this song is a must listen and Harriet Rose for me is one to watch and support in this music industry for sheer talent, skill and passion and care she gives to everything she does and that Pete at flatwave helps her to create. 

To preorder the song you can go here, it comes out this Friday 05/02/21

Writer: Harriet Rose

Musicians: Harriet Rose, Ben Smith and Pete Thompson

Produced by: Pete Thompson

To learn more about Harriet Rose you will find her on all her socials at the following links