WHITNEY ROSE

Rewind to January 2017. Early this year, Rose was primed to release South Texas Suite, a countrypolitan valentine to Austin, Texas. (Rolling Stone noted that it “bristles with local flavor.”) Days before the EP hit the streets and Rose kicked off a four-month worldwide tour, the burgeoning songwriting force (and “country hair” disciple) packed her boots for Nashville, where she entered BlackBird Studio A to reconvene with the Mavericks’ Raul Malo. In one short week, Rose, Malo and co-producer Niko Bolas channeled the tumult, turbulence and tension outside of the studio into Rose’s sophomore worldwide release, which includes nine self-penned songs. Playful yet uncompromising, Whitney Rose reminds us of popular music’s rich history of strong female voices and perspectives, and on Rule 62, she channels her inner Nancy Sinatra, Bobbie Gentry and Françoise Hardy. Rule 62 finds Rose “breaking up with patriarchy,” a breakup evidenced by new songs that show verve, swagger and self-assurance in Rose’s instinctive sense of tone, broadened scope and attention to detail.

“ A sultry country classicist with a tremble in her voice, Whitney Rose is partial to the magisterial gestures of the 1950s and 1960s." – New York Times

"Playfully croons through tales of love and mischief with girlish breath and devilish twang." – Rolling Stone

"A confident collection of songs that touch on the countrypolitan sound of '50s Nashville while avoiding retro cliches." - ALLMUSIC

"She pens nine of the eleven tracks, all of which tap into a stylized yet never clichéd, ’60s-influenced era in country. This is her singular vision. And with two terrific worldwide releases to her name, she’s just getting started." - AMERICAN SONGWRITER

"Meticulous in every respect. On Rule 62 she channels her inner Bobbie Gentry... In short, Rose does not limit herself, or want to be pigeonholed. She's doing it her way." - NO DEPRESSION

"Rose has acquired a deft talent for penning timeless material. Rule 62 suggests she’s firmly etched her identity in a genre that begs for singularity simply to stand out." - PASTE

"This is pure country music, Texas-style, meant for the state’s distinctive dance floors, nightclubs, dive bars, and open-air venues." - POPmatters

“Whitney Rose has been lighting up the touring venues ever since her breakout album, Heartbreaker of the Year, and standout performance at last year's AMA. She's been praised everywhere from No Depression to The New York Times. And like any serious heartbreaker, she's got a killer band” - NO DEPRESSION

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