Philadelphia / North Carolian musician Rosali (Long Hots, Wandering Shade, Monocot) contemplates life's deeper meanings and surrenders to self-discovery through songwriting, often using the structure of love songs to explore the emotional spectrum of things that one cannot label so easily. Her writing expresses the universality of human nature and shares honestly and personally about loss, love, aging, suffering, confusion, self-doubt and anger. Rosali’s music deals with existence and how it permeates through the self and back into the world, transmuting these emotions into songs to provide an opportunity for the listener to inhabit and express their own feelings, like a comforting hand attached to expansive ideas, condensing the deep time of the universe into daily life. Rosali’s debut album, Out of Love (2016, Siltbreeze Records), was a stripped down DIY folk-pop collection of songs recorded with longtime collaborator, Gerhard Koerner (Lily’s) in a studio apartment in Philadelphia. It was named one of 2016’s top 100 albums by Uncut Magazine. Her critically-acclaimed sophomore album, Trouble Anyway, (2018, SPINSTER/ Scissor Tail Records) showed a maturing self-reflective perspective with a lush full-band sound, featuring a crew of Philadelphia's finest players. As fellow musician Meg Baird described it: "...the natural, warm resonance of her vocal performances share more than anything prescriptive, contrived or confessional ever could. It’s a power that comes from Rosali singing these incredibly crafted songs in her very own voice. She walks that tight line effortlessly, inviting the listener in without swallowing them up whole or needing anything back in return. These songs aren't for Rosali, they’re for you." Rosali began her relationship with music and songwriting at a young age, with both parents as active musicians. She recalls fond early memories of falling to sleep listening to her father playing Bach Cello Suites on his acoustic guitar, and her mother teaching her the powerful emotional possibilities of the voice through intense, heart-felt, and beautiful renditions of traditional ballads and folk songs of the 1960s. She grew up very poor and together with her six siblings spent a lot of time singing and teaching themselves how to play instruments. Her ear developed through singing tight harmonies and making up songs with her sisters, expanding her intuitive musical intelligence. Songwriting helped her deal with the confusing emotions and frustrations of a difficult childhood with chaos all around her. “Music was my escape, how I self-soothed and how I learned to express myself ” she says. Rosali’s writing process involves a lot of improvisation, playing with language and phrasing, indulging in the possibilities of phonetics to create hooks. In order to best convey the attitude of the song, she focuses on the way the tonality and fluidity of the melodies, harmonies, and cadence relate to the accompaniment. She weaves together intimate lyrics, strong melodic and rhythmic structures, and mellifluous singing while maintaining the free nature of the song’s origins, resulting in songs that are vulnerable, honest, and fresh, yet familiar. . Rosali has supported and toured with J Mascis, The War on Drugs, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mary Lattimore, Daniel Bachman, The Weather Station, Purling Hiss, Bedouine and more.