Listen// Winter blues in folk form

Rosie Carney laments seasonal loneliness on new single.

Anyone coming to Winter not acquainted with Rosie Carney’s mature-beyond-her-years songwriting would be forgiven for thinking she was some long lost contemporary of Joni Mitchell with decades worth of experiences to relate about love and adversity, rather than a brilliant newcomer who’s barely left her teens behind.

The single offers the perfect slice of seasonal loneliness with plodding guitars to build on the interest sparked by her previous offerings. With her dulcet tones, organic textures and subtle, nuanced, and dreamlike ambient production, Winter is Carney at her very best.

In her own words she says: “Winter is a confessional song written about knowing when something is over. It’s inspired by the brutally honest truth experienced when realising something is coming to an end regardless of whether or not that’s what you want.

“It captures the true cold essence of winter which can be felt when letting go.. It was, of course, written in the winter.. The instrumentation and production were very much inspired by the cold and bare landscapes around me. Everything is raw and minimal.”

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