“Already an industry veteran at 20, Rosie Carney writes songs that feel lived-in and worn, conveying a bruised ache well beyond her years…it makes sense that her newest songs capture the weary grace of a survivor who’s located the source of her strength.”
“Simply put, Rosie Carney’s
voice is gorgeous: her sound is crisp and
pure, with a soft ambience of authenticity.”
“Quietly powerful, she’s an artist reaching
for meaning and inner resources after
severe trauma…Heavy listening in the
tradition of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’.”
Irish singer-songwriter Rosie Carney’s brand new single, “Your Love Is Holy,” is now available for streaming, sharing and purchasing here. The track will appear on Carney’s highly anticipated, deeply personal debut album, Bare, which comes out January 25 via Akira Records. It follows the autumn releases of “Zoey,” “Orchid” and “Thousand (feat. Lisa Hannigan)”.
With her full-length debut still to come, Carney’s music has already been streamed over 30 milliontimes, and she currently has over 1.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Of the latest track, Carney says, “I wrote ‘Your Love Is Holy’ when I first experienced falling in love. I’m not necessarily a religious person, but for some reason, the word ‘holy’ seemed to resonate with me the most when trying to put into words the feelings I experienced. It’s a song about love in general. About wanting to protect those close to you, being aware of time and how precious every waking moment is. It’s about baring yourself and just wholly accepting love, whether it be from someone or yourself. Towards the end of the song, I put my focus on the end of love, and just that feeling of despair and helplessness when you realize and accept that you’re on borrowed time.”
The long-awaited 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, and is currently on tour in the U.K. and Europe.
Album pre-order (includes vinyl): https://ffm.to/rosiecarneybare
LIVE DATES – message for press passes
Wednesday 30 Jan, The Grand Social, Dublin
Thursday 31 Jan, Courtyard Theatre, London
BARE TRACK LIST
1. What You’ve Been Looking For
3. Thousand (feat. Lisa Hannigan)
6. Awake Me
9. Your Love is Holy
11. Bud (rose)