ESTHER ROSE – ” How Many Times “

Posted: March 10, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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How Many Times

If you’re in need of some wise words and a healing space, look no further than Esther Rose, How Many Times, out on Father/Daughter Records later this month, is a gorgeous post-breakup album that maturely leans more into growth than into the temptations of bitter revenge. “You kinda only get your heart smashed wide open once. It’s just that bad once,” Esther said, calling from New Mexico. “And then everything after that is how you recover and how you cope and how you learn.”

Esther Rose was in perpetual motion when she wrote “How Many Times”. In the span of two years, she moved three times, navigated the end of a relationship, and began touring more than ever. The New Orleans-based singer-songwriter used that momentum while she penned her third studio album. That’s why, as the album title’s nod to the cyclical nature of life implies, there’s a rush that accompanies How Many Times as if you’re experiencing an awakening, too.

Rose expands her alt-country sound into a blossoming world of folk pop and tender harmonies. A collection of complete takes recorded live to tape with rich instrumentation, soul-tugging hooks, and resonating vocal melodies, How Many Times carries you into the room in which it was made. There to help realize this was co-producer Ross Farbe of synthpop band Video Age, who Rose also credits for bringing a stereo pop glow to these new songs.

Available to buy on CD, clear LP and a very special Dinked Edition (selling out fast!), How Many Times is an album which looks outside of country music, sitting quite comfortably next to contemporaries like The Weather Station and Cassandra Jenkins as well as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young (American Stars and Bars era) and Esther’s beloved Hank Williams.

We’re delighted to let you know that Esther Rose’s new album How Many Times is out now.

“These songs feel lived-in” – BrooklynVegan

“Rose exudes confidence and she’s unafraid to get self-referential” – Rolling Stone

The third studio album from New Orleans-based folk pop singer-songwriter Esther Rose, we have “How Many Times” here on transparent teal vinyl.

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