Rosie Carney Releases Highly Anticipated Debut Album
Building on over 30 million Spotify streams and 1.8 million monthly Spotify listeners, breakout singer-songwriter Rosie Carney's long-awaited, deeply personal debut album Bareis out today via Akira Records. Stream or purchase, including CD and vinyl HERE.
Bare is already receiving early rave reviews from the likes of Mojo Magazine who calls Carney's music "haunting" and "the sound of a troubled soul finding her voice" while Earmilk describes it as "astonishingly beautiful," "delicate but unwavering." The Irish Times praises the record as "a gorgeous cycle that runs the whole gamut of life, love and loss."
In support of the release, Carney will embark on a 26-date tour of the U.K and Europe with Benjamin Francis Leftwich. US tour dates soon to be announced. See below for details.
Of the highly anticipated record Carney says, "I hope these songs encourage people to go into themselves. I hope they somehow find parts of themselves when listening to them. I definitely found parts of myself when writing them. I hope they experience that-that intimacy with themselves.
In the works for several years, Bare is the product of personal struggles Carney endured while navigating a rapid rise in the music industry at a young age. Discovered and signed to Universal Music's Polydor at the age of 16, she fought to assert herself creatively within a large commercial system-facing pressure to co-write and even change her name-while simultaneously grappling with depression, anxiety and an eating disorder borne from personal trauma. By 18 she was dropped by the label without ever releasing a song, and ultimately left the major label system entirely. Throughout it all, the one constant has been her songwriting, which is both cathartic and empowering.
Carney was born in Hampshire, England and at 10 years old moved to Donegal on the northwest coast of Ireland. Inspired by the rugged and picturesque landscapes of her new home, she began writing music. In 2013 she received widespread attention with a performance on Ireland's leading live music TV series "Other Voices." That same year she played London's Bushstock, the first of many high profile festival billings including Latitude in the U.K., Electric Picnic in Ireland, Seven Layers in Amsterdam and SXSW in Austin. She recently supported Haux on a 28-date tour of 12 countries, including the U.S. and Canada.Most recently, Carney debuted tracks off the album including "Your Love Is Holy," whichThe 405 called "exquisite" noting that it "captures the swoon of a new romance," "Zoey," "Orchid" and "Thousand (feat. Lisa Hannnigan)," which Refinery 29 proclaimed, "['Thousand'] may follow you around for days after you press play."
ROSIE CARNEY LIVE
January 30-Dublin, IE-Grand Social
January 31-London, UK-Courtyard Theatre
February 22-Stockholm, SE-Daze Days
March 2-Zürich, CH-Radar Festival
Supporting Benjamin Francis Leftwich:
March 21-Dublin, IE-Button Factory
March 22-Cork, IE-Cyprus Avenue
March 24-Belfast, UK-Empire Music Hall
March 25-Glasgow, UK-St. Luke's
March 26-Edinburgh, UK-The Caves
March 27-Newcastle, UK-Wylam Brewery
March 30-Manchester, UK-Gorilla
March 31-Liverpool, UK-Leaf
April 2-Cambridge, UK-Junction 2
April 3-Norwich, UK-Open
April 4-Leamington Spa, UK-Assembly
April 6-Exeter, UK-Cavern
April 7-Bristol, UK-Thekla
April 8-Cardiff, UK-The Globe
April 10-Oxford, UK-Church of St. John the Evangelist
April 11-London, UK-Union Chapel
April 12-Worthing, UK-St. Paul's Arts Centre
April 27-Paris, FR-Le Pop-Up du Label
April 28-Cologne, DE-Studio 672
April 29-Amsterdam, NL-Paradiso
May 1-Gent, BE-DOK Box
May 3-Munich, DE -Ampere
May 4-Vienna, AT-Haus der Musik
May 6-Prague, CZ-Rock Cafe
May 7-Berlin, DE-Privatclub
May 8-Hamburg, DE-Nochtwache
BARE TRACK LIST
1. What You've Been Looking For
3. Thousand (feat. Lisa Hannigan)
6. Awake Me
9. Your Love is Holy
Photo credit: Daniel Alexander Harris