5th October 2021
New single from Swindon songwriter a sign of green shoots in local music scene
New Single from Jol Rose
Today sees the release of the new single from Swindon songwriter Jol Rose. ‘Yesterday’s Waltz‘ tells the tale of a relationship that danced through disaster. It’s the the first track to get released from the performer’s forthcoming – and so far untitled – album.
Jol recorded the single partly in his Old Town home studio and partly in Greenbridge-based Earthworm studios. There, producer and engineer Jon Buckett recorded the piano and organ as well as mixing the whole song.
‘I recorded my first album, My Nebraska, at Earthworm Studios, and I know what a great set-up they have there’ Jol says. ‘It’s amazing to have this kind of recording facility on our doorstep. Jon is the consummate professional – both at the mixing desk as well as playing the keys’ he added.
Buckett also played piano on Bangalore Boogie and featured on Jol’s most recent ‘Welcome to Zombieland’ album. Says Jon: times were tough over recent lockdowns, but remote work kept the studio ticking over. And, more recently, musicians are pressing on with recording and releasing new music.
‘It’s been a tough time for local musicians, and that had a knock-on effect on the recording business,” said Buckett. ‘It’s great to see local performers like Jol back to recording and gigging – it’s something we all want to see’.
Yesterday’s Waltz drew inspiration from what Jol describes as ‘a series of sad stories’. ‘It’s not exactly auto-biographical’ he says, “but as a songwriter you learn to dig into your own experiences as well as seeing and imagining what’s happening around you.’
The London-born singer-songwriter fan of ‘rough-edged Americana’ has based himself in Swindon for the last five years, and is a big fan of the local music scene.
It’s been a pleasure to listen to and work with so many local musicians over the past years” says Jol. ‘We’re so lucky to have such a great network of performers, producers and engineers. And of course the great variety of live music venues across the town. You can do anything here’ he added.
The new single as well as his previous two albums are available on Spotify, iTunes and Jol’s website www.jolrose.com