Rose Hotel Unveils New Song ‘Drown’

    Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Jordan Reynolds, aka Rose Hotel, has dropped a new single, ‘Drown’. It’s taken from her upcoming album A Pawn Surrender, which arrives on June 7 via Strolling Bones Records. Check it out below.

    “‘Drown’ is about facing the reality of intergenerational trauma and mental illness,” Reynolds explained in a statement. “It’s about realizing that the only way to break the cycle is to address it head on and choose to heal instead of continuing the patterns of violence and abuse. It’s my attempt at claiming power and ownership over my own life by releasing familial relationships that may never heal. The slacker-rock energy feels like my inner rebellious and sardonic teenager finally getting to tell ‘em how I really feel.”

    Reynolds co-produced the new album with Damon Moon and Graham Tavel before bringing in producer Drew Vandenberg to provide mixing and additional production. She worked with a group of studio musicians who have played with S.G. Goodman, Margo Price, Caitlin Rose, and more.

    “I was playing a lot of chess when I wrote this album, so I started to think about these songs as if they were all different pieces on the board representing varying aspects of my songwriting, personality, and experience,” Reynolds said. “Each piece has its own specific purpose and its own strength to utilize, but you can’t play the game with only your queen or your knights, or whatever. That became such a comforting idea and ethos to operate within – not just accepting variety but finding its inherent value. I went into the studio without any fear of being all over the board. I wanted to be limitless in letting my influences shine through the music in different ways. The throughline of Rose Hotel is my lyricism and my voice, but musically, I wanted to stretch out.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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