Lucy Rose headlines the Roadmender on Tuesday as part of a huge juant across the UK to promote her second album.
Rose released Work It Out via Columbia Records this year. The record was produced by Rich Cooper and recorded at Snap Studios in London and includes the singles Like An Arrow and predecessor Our Eyes.
Work It Out enters a new sonic space for the young Warwickshire musician.
Where her 2012 debut Like I Used To, introduced a fascinatingly assured acoustic artist, Work It Out is the sound of Rose creating a bold new context for that voice. The acoustic guitar remains present, but there’s nothing folk or shy about the record.
Rose’s label had paired her with songwriters for the LP, but she rejected the experience. Explaining her decision, she said: “I can’t just meet someone, give them a high five and say ‘let’s write a pop hit’. I write music selfishly for me and that’s what I genuinely love doing. It’s my song, not someone else’s.
“This record, it’s hopefully going to sort a few things out.
“Who am I. What I do. It’s direct. I love it.
“I’m not asking anyone to ‘get me’, but I want people to give it a proper listen.”
Rose’s debut was recorded in the living room of her parents’ house and produced by Charlie Hugall. It mined her growing up years and expanded on her girl-with-acoustic guitar roots.
In the summer of 2013 she supported Neil Young in Hyde Park and play the second stage at Glastonbury Festival.
The Independent review of her Glastonbury show singled her out as one of the festival’s rising stars, labelling her ‘the stand out female vocalist of the weekend’.
This summer, Rose played a host of UK festivals including Bushstock, Truck, T In The Park, Somersault, and the Reading & Leeds Festivals.
She plays the Northampton venue on Tuesday, November 10. Tickets cost £15 in advance before fees and are available via SOtickets or by calling 0845 4744718.