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NEW ALBUM "HEARTBREAKER OF THE YEAR" AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE AUGUST 21.
WHITNEY ROSE PAIRS WITH PRODUCER RAUL MALO (THE MAVERICKS) FOR NEW ALBUM HEARTBREAKER OF THE YEAR
Album Release announcement and song premiere via rolling stone.
Whitney Rose is in the throes of album-birth with her sophomore effort “Heartbreaker of the Year.” The record was released in Canada on April 21st through Cameron House Records to much acclaim, and Rose has been busy supporting it with constant touring across the country. The album will be released in the United States and rest of world late August 2015 through Redeye Worldwide.
Rose describes her music as ‘vintage-pop-infused-neo-traditional-country,’ usually with a chuckle, and admits “The record is a little weird, it’s a little quirky, but so am I.”
After supporting genre-defying country legends, The Mavericks, on tour throughout Canada in 2014, Malo was inspired to produce, play, and sing with Rose on the album. “I love this record,” says Malo. “I’m honoured to have played a part in the making of it. The songs are so strong no one could ruin them…not even me.”
Recorded in four days at Revolution Studios in Toronto the album also features Jay Weaver (Mavericks, Dolly Parton) on bass, Nichol Robertson (Devin Cuddy Band) on guitars, Jerry Dale McFadden (Mavericks) on keys, Paul Deakin (Mavericks) on drums, Burke Carroll on pedal steel, and Drew Jurecka on strings. Learning the songs on the spot, the band came through with a completely spontaneous recording that brings Rose’s wondrous vocals and discerning lyrical content to the spotlight. Heartbreaker Of The Year was mixed at Capitol Records by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Keith Richards, Rod Stewart), who supposes he "should take this opportunity to wax poetic about the charm, wit, and sexy cynicism of Whitney Rose, but that’s allot of words."
"HEARtbreaker of the year" media attention
"The 1963 Ronettes hit "Be My Baby," ... has previously been covered by John Lennon and the Beach Boys, among others, but this dramatic version from the Canadian songstress and the Miami-born Malo turns the tune into one of the most smoldering duets in recent memory."
"Rose gives the Ronnettes a run for their money with an original song bursting with sugary sweet, pop goodness...And when you hear Rose's crystal clear voice that drips with cooing flirtatiousness, you won't have trouble believing that Heartbreaker of the Year may not just be an album title."
"Heartbreaker of the Year is as cool as country comes - an intoxicating round of tequila shots served with the salt of despair [and] the refreshing tartness of living life, and delivered by a server who can sass, flirt [and] cuss, and seduce anybody in the room"
“fiery swing ... hazy, honky-tonk swirl"
“whip-smart … an adventurous affair”
The Globe And Mail
“Heartbreaker of the Year justifies the buzz around its release”
“effortless, natural evocation of past greats like Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells”
“Rose is one of Canada’s best roots artists. And probably one of our best heartbreakers, too”
Canada Postmedia Pop Forecast
“it should go down a storm”
The Toronto Star
“an irresistible collection”
Whitney Rose was just a kid when The Mavericks first hit the music scene, but these days the rising Canadian songstress is performing alongside the seasoned roots/country performers. Mentorship never sounded so good”
“Whitney Rose nails her sophomore release with the greatest of ease. … a wonderful, harmonious listen”
Moncton Free Press
“engaging lyrics …clever song structures. rollicking good fun and utter heartbreak”
“Honest, quirky and infused with country-roots”
Toronto Is Awesome
Here, Rose performs the title track, "Heartbreaker of the Year" live at The Hacienda.
CMT's Paul McGuire interviews Raul Malo and I in studio during the recording of Heartbreaker of the Year!
Photo from Revolution Studios - L to R: Guillermo Subauste, Paul Deakin, Jerry Dale McFadden, Whitney Rose, Raul Malo, Nichol Robertson, Jay Weaver.
NEW RECORD DETAILS
Whitney Rose has finished making a record with producer Raul Malo. Recorded in 4 days at Revolution Studios, mixed by Niko Bolas at Capitol Records, the record features the talents of:
Vocals, Guitar / Whitney Rose
Guitars, Vocals, Percussion / Raul Malo
Guitars, Mandolin / Nichol Robertson
Piano, Organ / Jerry Dale McFadden
Bass/ Jay Weaver
Drums / Paul Deakin
Steel Guitar, Dobro, Lap Steel / Burke Carroll
Strings / Drew Jurecka
PRODUCER: RAUL MALO
Mixed by: Niko Bolas at Capitol Studios
Mastered by: Rob Vosgien at Capitol Studios
Engineered by: Guillermo Subauste at Revolution Studios