“THE RETURN (LOVE COMES BACK)” VIDEO DEBUTS TODAY
NEW ALBUM, BRAVADO, SET FOR
RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 21
2020 TOUR WITH JOHN PAUL WHITEU.S. DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Grammy-nominated and JUNO Award-winning songwriter Rose Cousins’ new video “The Return (Love Comes Back)” debuted recently; watch and share the new video HERE. The video premiered on PopMatters, who wrote, “Delicately capturing the heartening feeling of receiving many returns of love and appreciation, it’s an inspiring number from Cousins that sweetly communicates the importance of generosity.” Cousins’ new album, Bravado, is set for release by Outside Music on February 21, and available for pre-order Bravado HERE.
The music video for Bravado’s lead single “The Benefits of Being Alone” recently premiered at Folk Alley, who call the “breezy new number…a breath of fresh air.” Watch and share “The Benefits of Being Alone” HERE. Another advance video for single “The Fraud” features a live performance with Atlantic String Machine; watch and share the video HERE.
Cousins describes Bravado as a record for those who struggle with loneliness and those wishing they had more time alone—for those who struggle to connect with others, or even to connect with their true selves. “I think about how we’re so disconnected,” says Cousins. “I get sucked into my phone and forget to go for a walk because of this sense of obligation I have that convinces me to get as much work done as possible. We’re missing what’s actually happening. I’ve been thinking about how we must be getting close to a breaking point.”
For Cousins, Bravado also marks a chapter of personal and professional growth: she is the producer on the record, applying her years of experience, trusting her own ear and pulling thoughtfully from her network of talented colleagues. “I booked some studio days with the intention of making a single and working with some Toronto based musicians I’d always wanted to including Joshua Van Tassel on drums, Robbie Grunwald on keys, Brian Kobayakawa on bass, Dean Drouillard on electric guitars and with Chris Stringer as engineer. Soon after, I realized I was chasing a theme and a feeling I’d been pondering for months and it turned into a whole record of, perhaps, my best writing.”
Cousins toured throughout the fall supporting Patty Griffin, and returns to Canada in March of 2020 with special guest John Paul White. Current tour dates can be found below, with a 2020 U.S. tour to be announced.
Recently, Cousins shared her version of Prince’s classic, “I Would Die 4 U,” recorded together with Bear’s Den and Christof van der Ven while all were serendipitously in Toronto on a day off from tour. Listen to and share “I Would Die 4 U” HERE.
Cousins’ last project, Natural Conclusion, received notable acclaim, including a nomination for a 2018 Grammy Award, a nomination for Songwriter of the Year award at the 2018 JUNO Awards and three wins at the East Coast Music Awards. Cousins also writes for film and TV and her songs have appeared on the programs “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Supergirl,” “Reign” and “Nashville,” among others. She has shared stages with songwriters such as Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Lori McKenna, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jann Arden and Ron Sexsmith.
1. The Benefits of Being Alone
2. The Expert
3. The Agreement
4. The Fraud
5. The Time Being (Impending Mortality Awareness Society)
6. The Din
7. The Return (Love Comes Back)
8. The Swimmer (To Be an Old Man)
9. The Lullaby (My Oldest Love)
10. The Benediction (A Good Woman)
11. The Reprise (The Benefits of Being Alone)
March 5—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall*
March 6—Ottawa, ON—NAC Babs Asper Theatre*
March 19—Halifax, NS—Rebecca Cohn Auditorium*
March 20—Fredericton, NB—Wilmot United Church*
March 21—Charlottetown, PEI—Confederation Centre of the Arts*
* with John Paul White