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JOSH ROUSE

Love In The Modern Age

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CD

Released: 13th Apr 2018

£10.99


LP + download

Released: 13th Apr 2018

£21.99


an infectious collection that still bears Rouse’s distinct fingerprints, even as it pushes his limits with songs that are both cinematic and enveloping; each creating its own entrancing world out of dense synthesiser textures and shimmering electric guitar lines.

Trading in his acoustic guitar for a keyboard, he began experimenting with a new sonic palette; one inspired by everything from ‘80s sophisti-pop and late-career Leonard Cohen to British indie rock and New York new wave. On the ominous “Salton Sea,” Rouse’s smooth, warm vocals represent a distinctly human element awash in an ocean of manipulated tones, while the Tears For Fears-esque shuffle “Businessman” finds him capturing the loneliness of isolation in an era of constant connectivity, and the winsome title track charts the ups and downs of a relationship that can feel more digital than physical.

Love In The Modern Age

Tracklist

  1. Salton Sea
  2. Ordinary People, Ordinary Lives
  3. Love In The Modern Age
  4. Businessman
  5. Women And The Wind
  6. Tropic Moon
  7. I’m Your Man
  8. Hugs And Kisses
  9. There Was A Time