Single being released on 27th July
"THE first single to be taken from Rosa Rebecka's upcoming EP is Be Mine, a beautifully melodic song about family, love and hope. After a brief guitar intro, we're thrust straight into her folky world, with tales of her grandfather working his days away.
Rosa's finger-picking guitar is elegantly accompanied by her soft, velveteen vocals, effortlessly flowing between her falsetto and modal vocal range. The lyrics lend themselves to what you'd expect a folk song to be – honest, story-telling and heartfelt.
As the song progresses, we're thrust into an unanticipated bridge with a delightfully surprising chord change akin to blues. No panic though, as we're smoothly caressed back into the chorus without fault.
There are various pop song qualities, including the catchy chorus, which make this a very easy song to listen to – and also one that slows the heart-rate!
Simon Lockyer, North Devon Journal
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Come along to Kingskerswell Parish Church on 25th July to hear the song live. www.worldunlimited.co.uk/events/kellyoliver.htm
Born in Gothenburg to a Swedish mother and an American father, Rosa Rebecka was raised in a musical family by the lakes of southern Sweden. She wrote songs and poetry from the age of five, and eventually started playing the flute and guitar.
She left Sweden for Devon, England, in 1998, and spent three years studying music at Dartinton, composing her songs and jamming with her fellow students.
After her graduation, she went on to work as a musician for Wren Music, a community music charity. She chose to stay in Devon, where she still lives, leading choirs, giving singing tuition and performing.
In 2003, she recorded the album Water Carvings. It was made in memory of her late husband Tom, a gentle and much-loved young man who died in cancer earlier that year.
In concert, Rosa Rebecka’s haunting and intimate songs are alternated with traditional music; Swedish heartrending love songs and joyous polskas, her powerful voice a capella, accompanied by her guitar or soaring over the lingering note of the Tibetan singing bowl. She links the songs together through flute tunes and stories, adding yet another texture to the experience.
Rosa Rebecka released the album Untold in 2008, produced by Rob Waite. This lead to the BBC hailing her as a ‘fresh and altogether captivating talent’.
Now working with Folkstock Records, recording new material with Lauren Deakin Davies, the first single of which is Be Mine, out on July 27th.
released July 3, 2015