Her music has been used in films and TV including How I Met Your Mother and American Horror Story. Her bio bespeaks some multifaceted star power. In a brief Q & A conducted via the internet through intermediaries Haroula described her music as “Americana with ambient textures” directed new listeners to “Songbird” (if they were only going to hear one song) and despite being an uber artisan claimed before performances, “I am usually very nervous/excited.”
I spent the better part of a Saturday afternoon listening to the music. Songs have a way of unfolding like chapters in a book painting romantic, robust landscapes. While there is tenderness, they don’t feel exploitative of stock imagery and lyricism that can plague songwriters. I picked out some of my favorite songs and put them in a playlist on Youtube: a few of them are “Lavender” and “Margo.” The aforementioned “Songbird” has some dramatic arrangement and haunting vocals. That's my favorite. She's got a new album called Here The Blue River available here.
Come join the party on September 9th at Whiteline and celebrate the Popscene comeback with Haroula Rose with support by local Bangkok folk artists John WiIl Sail and King Kong And The Chum. Stick around for the after party with DJs Stuie and Matty Boy. To join the event, click here.