May 11, 2018  /  Rosie Carney

Location: Donegal, Ireland

FFO: Mountains of the Moon, Phoebe Bridgers, Mt. Joy

Record Label: Akira Records

‘Bare’ describes perfectly the stripped-back nature of this song. With just vocals, guitar and piano, this is a melancholic ode to solitude, in which Rosie Carney is truly at her best. Having already garnered over 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and over a million listens on each of her tracks on the streaming service, we probably don’t need to tell you how good Carney is, but we will anyway. On this latest track, Carney pairs enchanting guitar playing with a piano line that is almost tapped into existence, and quickly fades out again. ‘Bare’ is content with not having layered production, this is all about Carney and her voice, and what a voice it is.

Carney herself spoke about the meaning of the song. For her, the song stems from the feelings of solitude and isolation you experience after going through something negatively impacting. I tried to write the song in stages of that experience, the first verse being the most raw and vulnerable, and the last, letting go. I don’t necessarily think solitude is a negative thing, but actually very positive. It allows us to get to know ourselves better within each situation. I tried to capture that strength in this song’.

You can see Carney and hear this heart-wrenching song all over again on tour, which will be the biggest of her career, encompassing the UK, EU and US, while also working towards an album. Listen to ‘Bare’ below on Spotify.