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Check out these gorgeous new songs from Rose Cousins’ forthcoming album


Rose Cousins releases her new album, Bravado, Feb. 21 on Outside Music, and if the string of singles she’s been releasing in advance is any indication, it’s going to be a monster. 

She’s just put out another new one:  “The Return” (Love Comes Back), a gorgeous, moving number that captures the experience of comforting someone through loss.

“I wish my heart was a hammer, I’d put you back together / But it’s just a heart, like yours,” she sings.

“If my hands were a paddle, I’d pull you through this trouble / But they’re just hands, like yours.”

And then there’s “The Fraud,” the song Rose put out while we were all getting ready for the holiday season, and thus, which some of us might’ve missed.

If you were one of them, allow us to share it with you, because really, this moving song about trying not to run from love, is stirring even by Rose’s already high standards. The video was recorded at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown with the Atlantic String Machine performing string arrangements by Drew Jurecka. 

Rose calls Bravado a record for people who struggle with loneliness and people wishing they had more time alone – for people who struggle to connect with others, or even to connect with their true selves.

“I think about how we’re so disconnected,” she said in a news release announcing the new single. “I get sucked into my phone and forget to go for a walk because of this sense of obligation I have that convinces me to get as much work done as possible. We’re missing what’s actually happening. I’ve been thinking about how we must be getting close to a breaking point.”

Rose certainly seems to be tapping into struggles many of us share these days. Have a listen to “The Fraud” and “The Return (Love Comes Back)” below … and then see if you can avoid going back to listen again. 

Oh!  And don’t miss Rose’s album launch shows: 

  • Mar. 5 – The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
  • Mar. 6 – National Arts Centre, Ottawa
  • Mar. 19 – Dal Arts Centre, Halifax
  • Mar. 20 – Wilmot United Church, Fredericton, NB
  • Mar. 21 – Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PE



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