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Artist: Kathryn Rose
Main Instrument: Voice
Disc Title: Kathryn Rose
Album Release Date: 2005
Label: Kindling Music
Genres: Adult Alternative
Kathryn Rose leads many lives. Affectionately known as "KR" to fans and friends, this busy singer/songwriter, recording artist, session vocalist, published writer and mother of a toddler daughter is currently working on her 4th solo CD with longtime producer/collaborator Thomas Ryder Payne, due out in 2008.
After two albums in the early 90s with previous band Wind May Do Damage, her solo debut Every Lurid Detail (1997) was recorded in Vancouver with most of Sarah McLachlan's band and other west coast luminaries. In 2001 she put out My Little Flame, which was re-released in 2003 as an Enhanced CD featuring Ron Sexsmith on the closing track and nominated for Pop Album of the Year at the 2003 Canadian Indie Awards. From 2005's Kathryn Rose, the song "One Person" made the International Songwriting Competition semi-finals and the video for that song charted for 23 straight weeks on Bravo Television's Top 30 chart.
As one of Canada's top go-to singers with a mile-long list of guest album and live appearances, Kathryn is well known among her peers. Scan the liner notes of your CD collection - chances are good you'll see her name crop up more than a few times (she's sung well over 60 albums at last count.) List available at www.kathrynrose.com - Listen & Look page, Selected Credits.
Kathryn spent all of 2004 as Sarah McLachlan's backup singer for the Afterglow world tour throughout Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe, appearing on the Afterglow Live concert DVD and CD, the Grammys, the Junos, the Tonight Show w/Jay Leno, Live w/Regis & Kelly, Last Call w/Carson Daly, Late Night w/Conan O'Brien and Good Morning America. The entertaining and popular Blog that Kathryn began on that tour is still going today at www.kathrynrose.com.
Description of this CD release
To understand Kathryn Rose, the lilting self-titled pop album, it is essential to understand the Toronto-based singer/songwriter herself. That's because the record, Rose's third solo disc, is unabashed autobiography. Kathryn Rose navigates the place where art and artist converge.
Kathryn Rose, which the singer correctly describes as a concept album, poignantly (and chronologically) charts the fall-out from a fractured relationship, the emotional purgatory that follows, and ultimately, Rose's renewed faith as she finds a real and lasting love.
Heavy topics yes, but affirming too in Rose's skilled hands. The songs are delivered with a wink and set against a quietly thrilling musical backdrop that shifts from sing-songy anthems (Cliffhanger) to rollicking, guitar-juiced corkers (Yellowknife) to hypnotic, downcast, trip-hop (Low Flying Bird) to knock-kneed love songs (One Person).
Centerpiece to each composition is Rose's supple voice, an emotive, elastic instrument, strikingly showcased in songs like the cascading Fame & Shame, a meditation on celebrity, and the darkly atmospheric Deepspace Satellite, inspired by Rose's hunt for light amid the darkness.
CD track listing
01 Beholden 5:12
02 Some Other Kind of Man 4:08
03 Cliffhanger 3:53
04 Yellowknife 5:24
05 Low Flying Bird 4:33
06 Fame & Shame 5:40
07 Deepspace Satellite 4:26
08 She's Coming Around 5:30
09 One Person 3:16
10 Infinite Life of Days 4:50