Rose Fraser
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Rose Fraser

Aberdeen, North Carolina, United States | SELF

Aberdeen, North Carolina, United States | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Rose Fraser - Life is Beautiful"

Rose Fraser - Life is Beautiful
"Opening with the chorused guitars of "Isaac" and Fraser's witty twist on an otherwise overused phrase ("the dawn is breaking/my heart"), the first impression one gets is of Norah Jones if she'd suddenly learned how to rock a little bit.
The Jones comparison regarding Fraser's elegant, precisely-placed vocals stands strong throughout this set, while echoes of such other vocal contemporaries as Hope Sandoval or Cowboy Junkies' Margo Timmins also make appearances here and there.
Following "Isaac," a nicely unexpected military drum rudiment introduces "If Ever," which is quickly joined by acoustic guitar and Fraser's drawn-out, unhurried vocal lines. "Sorry Sorry" adds in high-pitched organs; Fraser's vocal phrasings are especially interesting and complex on this one.
The spare, delicately-picked guitars of "Waiting" make a solid but not overpowering backdrop for Fraser's singing, while the strummy storytelling of "Bijou" and the splashy drum work on "Helter Skelter" (no, not the classic song, but Fraser's own) are other tracks of note that allow the singer to careen around the notes with skill.
The songwriting here is also consistent. Fraser has definitely crafted a unique sound for herself,and her standout vocals. - Kristi Kates (Northern Express)


Life is Beautiful- 2008



Often compared to Norah Jones and Mazzy Star, Rose Fraser's standout vocals and thought provoking lyrics will hook you almost instantly. Influenced equally by big band jazz and 1960's folk music, her sound is best described as "poppy folk jazz fusion". Lush vocals and the steady strum of acoustic guitar rounds out this singer's catchy sound.