Baby Rose new EP ‘Golden Hour’ shows her range and incredible talent.
Baby Rose has made a career of mastering genres — jazz, blues, R&B, and beyond — while remaining true to her ever-evolving sound. She is the rare artist who sounds best live, when the raw, spellbinding power of her voice is free to strike without studio tinkering. Fortunately, her new EP Golden Hour captures the magic of her redolent sound in a studio setting.
Rose gifted listeners with five stunning song premieres that left us entirely enthralled in her artistry. The songs are similar in sound, yet diverse in style though. “Marmot” contrasts gorgeous poetic verses with lo-fi instrumentation, while drum-driven “Show You” is a hesitant, painfully honest love song that finds Baby Rose at her most earnest and elusive. Haunting and pleading, “Artifacts” is not just a song, it’s a moment of abject desperation.
In seventeen minutes, Rose takes listeners on a neverending lover’s journey. The theme of vulnerability is constantly present, particularly with Rose describing love and the way it’s been able to penetrate her carefully constructed barriers. Fans get to see a more vulnerable, yet upbeat side to Rose. The genre-bending sounds are a gift to the ears.
As minimalist as its approach may be, the project bursts with the charisma Baby Rose is renowned for. Golden Hour is a testament to her sheer persistence as an artist to consistently elevate the music industry with her remarkable vocal talent and polished songs. Golden Hour is not only a great project but also an impressive career progression for Baby Rose that listeners everywhere should take a listen to.
Check out her NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concert below for the live version of her new songs “Pressure,” “Marmot,” and, “Show You.”