Massey Hall presents
Driven by a voice that evokes raw emotion, Rose Cousins’ music bravely explores the shadowy corners of the heart. Just as her songs embrace sadness, pain, and longing, these emotions are counterbalanced in performance by Rose's quick, wry wit. A native of PEI, she lives in Halifax, NS, deeply values being part of multiple music communities, and is constantly fueled by collaboration.
Her 2012 album We Have Made A Spark won a JUNO Award, 3 East Coast Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize.
Released earlier this year, Cousins calls her new album Natural Conclusion “the most honest and vulnerable thing” she has made to date. The Guardian praised, “The simplicity of these songs is deceiving; as sparse as they feel, her voice draws you in until you realize you are at the heart of the storm” and Pop Matters called it “a beautiful album.”
Following a sold-out performance at The Great Hall, Rose Cousins returns to Toronto, performing at The Harbourfront Centre Theatre this spring.
“Cousins has a disarmingly fluid vocal tone and an ability to convey the most internalized emotions — disappointment, grief, resolve, forbearance — without an ounce of fuss.”
With the Participation of the Government of Canada