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