Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Rosie Mankato cuts a deep groove and somber reflections in the "Boat"

Rosie Mankato has a rich inner world and while creative minds like hers can sparkle anywhere Rosie she left the urban centers and moved to her "hidden studio" in the woods to let her visions flourish. The Brazilian singer - songwriter / producer experiments with sounds both organic and electronic to paint the pictures in her head often inspired by old movies and cartoons. 

The song Boat starts on keys and her somber vocal performance then falls head first into a bass and drums groove. The counter position of sadness and the deep groove feels uplifting although the dreaminess laced with that sadness creeps in again and again. The song feels like it is running away or to something through those woods that Mankato live in.

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Robb Donker