30 June 2018
Rosehardt weaves a harrowing, humble narrative on his debut LP, Songs in the Key of Solitude, through dynamic productions that bend genre borders at will. A spell-binding lyricist equally capable of visceral verses and soaring, pleading hooks, his progressive compositions reveal an emotional sophistication rarely found amongst contemporaries. His music is rooted in gospel and black folk music, echoes of which coat his recent singles, "Fall Into You" and "Bad Song", with a weathered rawness. Creating soul music for a generation burdened by the weight of history and a depressingly unchanged present, Rosehardt's songs are earnest treatises on life in America as a young black artist navigating the throes of modernity.