Artist: Rose Hotel
Album: I Will Only Come When It’s A Yes
Reason We’re Cranking It: Alt-country with a splash of dream-pop preciseness, Rose Hotel’s full-length debut is an eclectic collection of tracks that plays like an anthology. While there’s a theme that holds the narrative together, the individual songs all stand on their own, which makes sense given the musical diversity that accompanies frontwoman Jordan Reynolds. With nearly a dozen creative co-conspirators on “I Will Only Come When It’s A Yes,” including members of Material Girls and Palm Sunday, there’s enough artistic energy found among the nine songs to fuel nine more… each with their own atmospheric storytelling perspective.
What The Album Tells Us About Her: Reynolds’ writing doesn’t just establish a tone but also a mood. With the ability to stimulate feelings as opposed to simply expressing them, she has built a world that the listener exists within and has made “I Will Only Come When It’s A Yes” a communal experience.
Track Stuck On Repeat: “Write Home” floats through you, carrying the listener off on a cloud of delicate vocals and a dreamy trumpet that serves as the perfect punctuation to a song destined for replay status.
And that means…