Song of the Week: "Alameda"


Last time I listened to NY/LA-based singer/songwriter Anna Rose she was invigorating the blues-rock genre. Well, what is this? She's now transformed herself into a pop-rock juggernaut with her new concept album Last Girl of the Rodeo and this powerfully uplifting single “Alameda." Ms. Rose always possessed a "big" voice, but on this song one really gets to hear it lift and flow at its glorious best — naturally showing off her full dynamic range of vocal control in the process. To my ears, she's ingested Lana Del Ray and Billie Eilish and their low-key subtle vocal approach to pop-rock and pushed it to 11! Think Brandi Carlile's "The Joke." A tremendous and worthy song for 2023 "best of" playlists.

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