Although the Dundee based BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee ROSEANNE REID, the daughter of The Proclaimers’ Craig Reid, is a relatively new voice on the folk-roots and Americana scene, she’s already been described by Steve Earle (no less) as “an outstanding songwriter” and the outlaw-country legend repeatedly invites her to his annual songwriting retreat and he also provided vocals on Roseanne’s recently recorded track, ‘Sweet Annie’ .
intoxicating joy…Raw Ramp Mag
Following her 2020 E.P. “The September Tapes” and the four track E.P. written & home-recorded during lockdown, titled “Horticulture” she now announces a new single, an acoustic, pixie-maned, warm contralto-folk & cello-accompanied version of ‘Hallucinate’ — the Frances/Dua Lipa/SG Lewis penned Studio 54 inspired dance hit sensation of summer 2020 that was made famous by Grammy award winning Dua Lipa.
So the folk version is a relaxing sway, of course, but it retains the intoxicating joy that was felt in the original. The voice is delicate but slightly intergranular, so the cracks in emotional robustness are noticeable, yet well hidden beneath the subtle ripples of texture and sweetness. And the superb production could best be described as alpenglow sweetness.
“After messing around with it acoustically, we needed some richness which my mate Graham Coe brought with the cello. Loved how it turned out, so I am releasing it to coincide with my UK tour, supporting the great Teddy Thompson in January. We shot a video in the studio which turned out great…” explains Roseanne.
As the singer-songwriter suggested, she plans to go on tour with the English folk and rock hero Teddy Thompson between 19th January and 3rd of February, with dates starting in Chester and ending in Manchester (details on poster, below.)
Hallucinate will be out on all digital platforms via Last Man Music Friday 21st January, 2022
Photo Credit: Fiona Sterling Reid