Well here is a Youtube sampler of her CD entitled "I Saw Your Face".
First up you will notice between her and Ross Gill over at Ross's Lee-on -Solent studio, they have done some crafted material. These are all Rosie's songs,and I have to be honest, I don't think there is an also ran track on here. In their different ways, all the tracks are strong, and quite a few have strong hooks that encourage replay. Others are classic songs...FULL STOP.
Some of the songs have a brittleness about them which usually only really confident professionals like Kate Bush can pull off. So considering most of Rosie's exposure is leading in worship, where it is not always appropriate to present certain kinds of songs, she has pulled off some of the crafted "songwriter songs" as though she's been touring clubs for years.
Since Emsworth days I've been looking for Kingdom Edge in music. U2 have almost come from the other direction, having made it in the pop scene. But many testify to the incredible communication at a spiritual level that takes place in a U2 concert. I really did appreciate Delirious when they began at Southampton and Littlehampton . We had to do something, because this rather insipid charismatic culture just couldn't continue as it was.
But you know, just putting on a hoodie or two, or writing in a grunge style to appear hard-edged, might fool people for a while, but the "edginess" of the Kingdom is spiritual. It comes from engrafted Word. Engrafted Word simply means you've eaten it. It's moved from being intellectual posture, to something you've chosen against the tide, against the odds, to go for, trusting Jesus to flesh it out in you.
The "Christ as me, in my form " subject matter in this blog, is gritty, and if anything is likely to produce music and worship to match, it will be this message. When King David returned to Jerusalem having been hunted high and low in deserts, he didnt do the evangelical nervous shuffle (they really should get out more), or the charismatic dainty or not so dainty male dances....I get the impression this was something full-on like a Cossack dance. David was jubilant. Certainly drove Michal his wife up the wall. "How could you be so undignified?" "I'll get more undignified than this." he said.
To contact Rosie for Cds or downloads from Itunes :
The music gets under your skin!!! I am not joking. Listen, like me, she's paid for everything herself. I am not on commission here, I bought her CD for £10 before I even heard it, because I know her heart ..... but this is the real stuff on every level. Even top artists have filler tracks. This CD has none.
1.I will run
2 Days of Glory
4 Not Gonna Hold Me
6 I saw Your face
7 Praise to the Holy one
8 Heavenly Father
9 One Everlasting
10 To the One Who is Holy
11 Hold it in your heart
12 I'm Calling
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