Rose Rutledge – “Own World”

Artwork Credit: Ellen Rutledge

Swelling flutes and enchanting vocal layers stir on “Own World,” the new single from Rose Rutledge, a singer/songwriter originally from Seattle and now based in Brooklyn. “Own World” represents the artist’s debut vocal release, kickstarting a new direction emphasizing vocals and a “one-women flute choir” crafting “flutescapes.” Following years performing both flute and saxophone for various bands around NYC, Rutledge is poised to make waves as a solo artist.

Wordless vocals and sporadic flutes intermingle alongside an intriguing piano line, leading into the “you may not recognize,” opening line. Here, the flutes assume a more present consistency, falling back slightly as a booming bass pluckiness emerges. The track’s structural growth enamors amidst the vocal mystique and flute-guided layering, particularly upon the ravishing, exotic flourishes in the final section.

“Own World” is described as exploring “the frustration of trying to be fully present in a world filled with modern-day distractions.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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