Come a Little Closer - Album Press Release

From age 20 through 25 Alison Rose wrote, recorded, re-wrote and re-recorded her debut album titled Come a Little Closer.

The album was primarily recorded in a large log cabin in a village in eastern Ontario. Here Alison Rose would isolate herself for weeks at a time writing and recording stories from real life events or inspired fantasies, drawing influence from artists like Regina Spektor, Florence and the Machine, Metric, and Feist.

 A recording session for Come a Little Closer at the log cabin

A recording session for Come a Little Closer at the log cabin

The album was inspired from love, heartbreak, and the struggles of coming out. To be cliché - it does get better. The album a bit of an emotional roller-coaster, but has a whimsical spin and positive outlook on life. Throughout the recording process, Alison Rose experimented with electronic elements, as well as calming acoustic tracks giving the album a broad range of musicality.

 Alison Rose playing guitar at the log cabin

Alison Rose playing guitar at the log cabin

As a multi-instrumentalist, Alison played most of the instruments on the album herself.

“I wanted to bring in some outside talent to help give the album some character and depth. I can’t play trumpet or violin, and I’m not the best drummer in the world. Bringing in some outside talent helped inspire me to finish the project, and elevate the recordings to a higher level.”

 Zach Smith at Audio Valley and Sacha Contant-Nagy at the log cabin

Zach Smith at Audio Valley and Sacha Contant-Nagy at the log cabin

The full length album, Come a Little Closer was released May 28th and is now available on iTunes