Mon, 19 May 2008
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Artist - Rosey
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Since we last heard from Rosey on that aforementioned 2002 freshman effort, her remarkable career has indeed taken many exciting twists and turns throughout several unconventional musical associations. Following instant national attention from her single “Love” landing on the Bridget Jones’s Diary soundtrack and “The Afterlife” scoring a slot in the Farrelly Brothers’ Shallow Hal, the tunesmith toured with the lauded likes of Melissa Etheridge and Morcheeba. Outside of her own interests, she’s also teamed up as a co-writer on many occasions, from hit maker Kelis to a number of burgeoning artists (with whom she doubles as a mentor) to writing jingles for commercials.
“I always dreamed of making timeless music, plus people have always told me my voice was well-suited to jazz and that I should try it,” she shares. “So I hooked up with [longtime friend and legendary session player] Hugh McCracken to record a bunch of standards. A few days into those sessions, we starting writing a song I called ‘The Old Fashioned Way,’ which really set the pace for the record. With everybody and their mom putting out a standards album, I knew I had to go full steam and write my own jazzy repertoire. I am a songwriter after all, so it just made more sense to do it that way. I do enjoy a good challenge, and musically, this one was massive. ”