Monday, November 15, 2010

ARRICA ROSE & THE ...'S New EP: Antebellum

photo by Dan Garcia

Arrica Rose and the ...'s newest offering comes in the form of a 3-track EP called Antebellum.

Antebellum is the calm before the storm, gathering clouds of folk and vintage rock that takes you on a journey of self-discovery and growth. This new EP is brimming with dark catchy melodies that glimmers with hope. Like an impeding storm off in the horizon, it's as though Arrica Rose is driving the opposite direction while looking through her rearview mirror. But the unknown is what lies ahead.

With seasoned vocals, Arrica sings like she's lived with a lifetime's of heartache, yearning with future hope. On "Nothing Nothing Nada," Arrica sings, "I like the part where we look back and know that we survived and...nothing's changed except for you and I."

And in "Sail Away," Arrica continues, "And sometimes I wish I was nothing more than this moment, so we could be so much more than we were.... We could Sail away, Sail away, we could change."

Like any tease, this 3-track compilation leaves us wondering if Arrica is able to drive away and escape her past. Antebellum, which was recorded live to tape is billed as a tease of what's to come on their upcoming full-length album which is slated for release early next year. You can purchase Antebellum right HERE.

Arrica Rose is also the founder of I HEART, an artist operated non-profit that raises money for charitable programs and organizations via creative projects and events which has found support from Willie Nelson, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bird and the Bee, Jesca Hoop and Hotel Cafe (to name a few).

Below is Arrica Rose's cover of the Bee Gee's "Tragedy," which was hailed by Esquire as one of the best covers of all time.