With surprising interventions by what could only be described as squiggly synths, the new single from the superb Gena Rose Bruce ‘Misery and Misfortune’ is a slow burning spark that oozes a languid sensuality over a solid musical base. The instrumentation provides an Arctic motorik electronic bed over which Bruce delivers her soft, expressive velvet vocals, filled with yearning and hope. This creates a fascinating tension.
Bruce says of the track:
This song is about feeling grateful and appreciative for when you can actually feel your feelings. Even if some of those feelings may not be positive, at least they turn on all your senses and remind you that you are still alive.
‘Misery And Misfortune’ is available to download and stream today here and through the link below.
Born in lockdown, the new album grew into fruition alongside Bruce’s interest in the earthly pleasures of gardening, which in turn influenced the title of the album. She says:
Sometimes you don’t know why plants die, it can be so many things. Gardening just feels like going back to simple things. Working with your hands, in dirt and mud, is just a really beautiful feeling.
‘Deep Is The Way’ is out on 27 January 2023 and you can pre-order in a variety of formats through the link below:
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