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Fresh Sounds: Rosie Lowe & Duval Timothy – Son

British singer and songwriter Rosie Lowe joined forces with a multi-media artist and pianist Duval Timothy on a new single Son, from the duo's forthcoming debut album Son.

SON was recorded in London and Freetown between 2019-21. Inspired by the pair’s shared love of choral music, it began as an experiment to explore playing with the voice in more creative ways, using layered vocals as an instrument following piano harmony, arrangement and sampling.

The project started in London with the title track and became a story about a world in which we hide our true ‘colors’ in order to fit in. A mother tells her son that he needs to fit in to survive before realizing that she is following the same tropes passed on to her as a child. Following this realization, she encourages her son to protect his dreams and not to listen to anybody telling him he can’t be whatever he chooses.

Rosie joined Duval for a week in Freetown in February 2020 where they wrote the rest of the project, bringing friends Daniel Koroma, Kandeh Bangura, Valentine Coker, Chino Greene and Tom Herbert in for musical contributions.

 

Listen to Rosie Lowe & Duval Timothy new single Son, from the duo's forthcoming debut album Son:

We were interested in bringing our surroundings into the recordings; leaving doors open, recording in different spaces and locations, inviting the listener to experience the life that was going on around us whilst capturing the process, the artists said about the record.

Rosie Lowe is a British singer, songwriter and musician. She was first known for releasing her debut single Right Thing in November 2013. She released her debut extended play under the same name the following year. She subsequently released her 2016 debut album, entitled Control which contains the singles Worry Bout Us, Woman and So Human, featuring vocals from rapper Little Simz. After a period away from the limelight, in November 2018 she released the single "The Light" and announced her forthcoming second album and some 2019 tour dates. Her second album, Yu, was released in May 2019. She appeared on Gotts Street Park's Everything last year, and has surprise-released a new mixtape titled Now, You Know in September 2021.

Duval Timothy is a multi-disciplinary artist from South London, who currently works and lives between London, UK and Freetown, Sierra Leone. In 2017 Duval created Carrying Colour, a clothing & lifestyle brand and record label through which he releases his own music & merch. Carrying Colour studios in Freetown provides a recording space for Duval, collaborators and local artists in Sierra Leone. In 2020 he released an extraordinary album Help.

Son will be released digitally and on limited-edition green vinyl on November 12th via Carrying Colour. The music was written, performed and produced by Duval Timothy and Rosie Lowe, mixed by Marta Salogni and mastered by Heba Kadry. The artwork was designed by Duval Timothy. 

 

Watch below Rosie Lowe & Duval Timothy  new single Son, from the duo's forthcoming debut album Son:

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