1374 Hamilton Rd. Route 104 Indian River
PE C0B 1M0
At the end of 2013, Rose Cousins reached a limit she didn’t know existed. Fearing burnout after years of constant touring, she made a deliberate decision, barring a select few shows, to stop touring and focus on other creative avenues.
Her goal was to connect with artists, writers, and producers to make songs in new ways, new sounds with new people, not knowing where they would go and not needing to. Her catalogue and perspective expanded, and in that time her new album, Natural Conclusion, was conceived.
A long time film photographer, she spent time shooting, developing film, and printing photos using the dark room at the NS School of Art and Design. She also held a deep desire to develop skills in co-writing, so she began in Nashville the fall of 2014. From then, and throughout the following year, she traveled to Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, Ireland, and Boston where her focused creative time yielded dozens of songs, photographs, relationships, and a much needed change of pace.
It is liberating to spend a year making music that isn’t billed for me as an artist. Some for film, TV, or even for someone else to sing. Freeing to walk into a room as a writer. To wake up, have a morning, meet people, make something that didn’t exist, and get to bed at a decent time. Read more books. Creating feels like a good use of my time and this is the first time I’ve ever allowed it to be my focus, counterintuitive considering songs are what my career is built on. Songs and photographs have always explained better, what I mean and how I feel.”