Naja Rosa
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Naja Rosa

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Amalie Kønigsfeldt, Soundvenue Music & Fashion magazine
5/6 stars Album review "Naja Rosa"

“From her mother Annisette and father Thomas she doesn't only have the surname Koppel. She has also inherited her father's flair for writing melodies and her mother's voice. “
 
“ ... Good craftsmanship and great musical understanding both in songwriting and in the band as well as Naja's skillful execution...”

“...Naja Rosa lifts both her heritage and soul music anno 2010...”
- Soundvenue Music & Fashion Magazine


Amalie Kønigsfeldt, Soundvenue Music & Fashion magazine
5/6 stars Album review "Naja Rosa"

“From her mother Annisette and father Thomas she doesn't only have the surname Koppel. She has also inherited her father's flair for writing melodies and her mother's voice. “
 
“ ... Good craftsmanship and great musical understanding both in songwriting and in the band as well as Naja's skillful execution...”

“...Naja Rosa lifts both her heritage and soul music anno 2010...”
- Soundvenue Music & Fashion Magazine *5/6 Album review


Erik Jensen, Politiken (national danish newspaper)
5/6 stars Album Review "The Place I Call Home"

”For Naja Rosa, as the 31-year-old singer from the talented Koppel-clan calls herself, the journey took place last summer (2011). She designed a recording studio in a mobile home and drove south from her home in Brooklyn, to the southern states of the US. With individual agreements with selected musicians here and there, but also with opportunities to make new acquaintances....”

”....The result is pure magic, as for example when semi legend Coco Robicheaux of New Orleans, who died recently, is featured on the beautiful 'Shadow Of Me'.....”

”...Songs of international format...”

”The seductively dripping 'Take You There' must be able to ignite even a broken and frozen tree-branch...”

”The sound is delicious, inviting, organic and clear, played in the regular trio with Anders Christensen on bass, Anders Holm on drums and the always poetic and riveting guitarist Rune Kjeldsen”

”The singer herself with her big, warm, vulnerable and proud voice in the foreground rests impressively in herself and draws the listeners into her universe throughout the entire album”

”The journey to America is working better for Naja Rosa than for most musical emigrants. Perhaps because she has long since settled in the country? No, probably because it so clearly heard that Naja Rosa has lived with 'the suitcase and music as my home "throughout her life.
You feel more than welcome in her beautiful and vibrant home.”
- Politiken (danish national newspaper)


Michael José Gonzales, GAFFA Magazine
5/6 stars album review "The Place I Call Home"

There's a high concentration of nerve, authenticity and soul in Naja Rosa's music. The songs on "The Place I Call Home" has been recorded with various crooked beings on a roadtrip through the US and if it's that, that has contributed to these 12 songs standing out so impressively, is hard to say. Nevertheless is it so damn nice to listen to these songs, that oozes of necessity and something at heart.

Naja Rosa's voice is still strong and personal, and the album navigates phenomenally between Blues, Rock, Gospel and Soul. It's very hard to pick out favorites of Naja Rosa's sizzling melting pot of genre crossing delights, but It Might Be Too Late, the eminent soulful My Darling og Shadow Of Me as well as the beautifully dragging Battlefields is to go into raptures over, and the talented Miss Rosa actually exceeds the solid debut in many ways. It is so you can taste the dust from the american highways, when the album sets in with raw rolling Down The Highway and Who Do You Love Now.

Naja Rosa herself and drummer Anders Holm, who is co-writer on more of the songs, has done exemplary great work with the production – just listen to the drums on Down The Highway and the horns on My Darling. The Place I Call Home is in every way a big and great achievement, which is not to get around, if you just have the tiniest urge for music out of the ordinary.
- Danish music magazine "Gaffa"


Torben Holleufer, GAFFA (Danish Music magazine)
6/6 stars
Live review SPOT Festival


”Today I heard a star. And saw a brave singer with a set of songs engage completely off the ground with a performance that was living soul, rarely heard similar....”

”....I get all expectations more than confirmed in a performance that is, as it just should be at SPOT (Festival). That is to say: where everything is put on the line without limit or reservation. And where we are left behind sitting as big weeping boys. For it was thus a soul concert of the few we saw on a hot afternoon at The Musichall's main stage.”

”...The concert opened strongly with Set It On Fire, which in my book has powerful hit potential, and where Rune Kjeldsen's guitar riff is so crispy, while Naja Rosa eventually went up in the high notes with an unheard rawness”

”...Clearly she is made to perform...”

”...Fly Away brought us to where we could not do anything but give in. Awesome sung and played, at once detained and strong”

”When The Smoke Clears was of course a highlight, and the boys loved it obviously, but still it was really towards the end that the biggest impression was imprinted. Namely, the fiery The City and the final, If Time Was A Religion, which is a classic gospel hymn - like everything else written by Naja Rosa - where the big lines were sung out completely from an artist who had economized and now ended with great style. Here the goosebumps took over, and tears in the corner of your eye.
So call me softy. Just do it. Today I saw a star born... I just know” - Danish music magazine "Gaffa"


Naja Rosa springs from a legendary rock music lineage that shows through in her soulful and impassioned vocal style. Her first solo effort, "When the Smoke Clears", plays like a grind-house cinema soundtrack and leaves you more than ready for the opening credits to begin. "When the Smoke Clears" echoes with the spirit of the rock-ish blues 60s and 70s, but unmistakably renews a classic blend of rhythms to make them relevant to new ears of today. Consider yourself put on notice... Naja Rosa is the truth. ~E=McU² - SOULEMAG.COM


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