Haroula Rose’s new EP So Easy will be released June 4, 2012. So Easy is the second EP from Haroula Rose and the follow up to her 2011 full-length debut These Open Roads. Spinner premiered the album’s title track and first single proclaiming, “Summery Pop Meets Elliott Smith.”
Later this year, Haroula will be releasing her second full-length album, produced with Andy Lemaster (Now It’s Overhead, Bright Eyes) and Luke Top (Fool’s Gold, Papercuts, Foreign Born) along with Jim White. Tracks for the album were recorded in Los Angeles and Athens, GA.
Inspiration for these songs came from Haroula’s anticipation of the coming Spring time and Summer and accordingly most of the selections are upbeat and more fully arranged than her previous efforts.
The majority of the So Easy was recorded at The Carriage House in Los Angeles’ Silverlake district with Sheldon Gomberg (Rickie Lee Jones, Ben Harper, Ron Sexsmith, Jackson Browne, The Living Sisters, Lucinda Williams) producing. Along with two Rose originals, her reading of “Only Friends,” a rare Francoise Hardy B side, came out of these sessions. The title track was co-written with Jonny Flower and recorded in Echo Park at Magic Carpet Studios with Brad Gordon (Jim Bianco, Raining Jane, Rachael Yamagata and Dan Wilson) playing most of the instrumental parts and producing. “Wichita Lineman” is the Jimmy Webb-penned classic and Haroula re-imagines it as a spoken-word piece; this was recorded at The Bank, in Burbank, CA with Zac Rae, who’s performed the song in concert with no one less than Glen Campbell, producing.
Since These Open Roads 2011 release, Rose has played extensively in Los Angeles and mounted a U.S. tour. Her songs have appeared in SCI FI’s “Being Human,” ABC Family’s ”The Lying Game,” MTV’s “Awkward,” FX’s “American Horror Story,” Jamie Travis’ feature hit at Sundance, “For A Good Time, Call…” and the award-winning documentary by Marc Smolowitz, “The Power of Two.” Her music was also used in a theatrical production on the East Coast called “American English.”Save to favorites