Driving its hazy dream-currents of music are frosty synths, radiant warmth from guitar and piano, nimble bass lines and a tempestuous, gutsy kick from clear-cut percussion. Rose of the West leader, Gina Barrington, brings it all together with her crystalline, but sultry vocals, twisting and turning lyrics over like talismans. And no matter how dark, Barrington’s most desolate words always seem to hold the possibility of turning those single sparks into bright flames.
The full band is Thomas Gilbert on guitar and synthesizer, Erin Wolf on keyboard, vocals, harmonium, Cedric LeMoyne on bass and Dave Power on drums.
Right off the release of the band’s newest single “Roads,” Rose of the West gave us a taste of its debut album coming out on April 5, 2019 on Communicating Vessels.
Listen to the session and interview below.