With a voice somewhere between an early ’70s songstress and a modern indie folk singer, the Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based Haroula Rose has made the jump from gigs at SXSW to releasing a record.
Her five-song debut EP, Somedays, has the right level of variety without feeling scattered. Her two years abroad (mostly in Spain) on a Fulbright have given her a wide range of inspirations to draw from.
The immediate standouts are the slightly gospel If I Could Pray complete with syncopated hand claps and the gently flowing Lay Me Down.
She’s also planning to release a full LP later this year.