It has been a bit of a wait since Rosenblume first released a collection of songs, but now he is back with his official debut album. So the question must be asked, has the 6 year wait been worth it? We will be certain to find out when we sit down and listen…
With Inspiration for your music of the likes of the folk greats of Greenwich Village; Laurel Canyon and beyond, Rosenblume hopes to show his penchant for songs wrought with passion and emotion, and has a want to explore an art of writing long forgotten.
‘Enough To Burn’ is the first track on the album and it’s a beautiful beginning. Rosenblume draws you into his world with his rich and soulful voice on a careful and delicate tempo song. The last minute of the song then takes you by surprise and finds a fast heartbeat, a fantastic start to your debut album.
Following on, the lead single of the album ‘Knight In Shining Armour’ comes up next, and its clear to see why this radio friendly folk song has been chosen to be the beason on the up and coming album we’re now sitting here considering. After two songs it’s clear the wait was worth the six years, to a degree that you’re excited to find out what’s left to find!
In the middle of the album you stumble on the jazzy rock record of ‘Halfway There’, rich and absorbing instrumental textures with catchy lyrics, this is a bit of a swing to a different style than the four tracks gone before, it shows the widening flair Rosenblume brings to an album.
‘In The Long Run’ is the hidden gem of the album placed in number 8, for us here at Off the Hook Music, its Rosenblume at his best. A well conducted and polished song which has multiple layers with meaningful lyrics delivered at the right tone.
‘Name in the Sand’ gives the lighter hearted fast beat after ‘In The Long Run’, for me when the beat and tempo is raised slightly Rosenblume shows off the most of his ability. it is an indication of the direction the next set of songs should be developed around, the track has a great manner and maturity of sound!
Written by Kess Anthony