Fri 14 September 2018
LIVE: BETH ROWLEY
19:00 - 22:00
MJR Group Presents:
Live at Oslo, Hackney
Beth Rowley follows up her first new music in ten years – ‘Forest Fire’ currently picking up daytime support at 6music and Radio 2 – with a new single ‘Brave Face’.
Taken from her forthcoming album, the self released ‘Gota Fría’, ‘Brave Face’ is “about choosing to love someone.” How empowering it felt to admit, says Beth, that five years into a relationship, she really needed this person in her life. “This was me making myself vulnerable and making the choice to love him and lay my cards on the table.”
Co-written with Andy Platts and John Green ‘Brave Face’ started with a simple piano and guitar melody, gradually unfolding into a song that unintentionally doffs it’s cap to one of Rowley’s favourite artists – Fleetwood Mac. “It was never on our minds to create something similar and I kept wondering if it had too different a feel to some other songs. I kept going back and loving it though – it represents a part of me that not many of the other songs don’t.”
‘Gota Fria’’s release marks Rowley’s return to music after a ten year absence. The singer songwriter’s debut ‘Little Dreamer’ went top 10, garnering a Brit nomination and sales in excess of 100,000. A huge achievement by anyone’s standards but a tainted one for Rowley – she felt compromised both musically and stylistically, modelled in the labels image as a mainstream contender.
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