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Australian singer-songwriter Rosaline Yuen is often viewed as versatile performer and storyteller whose unique sound is difficult to pigeonhole. Whether Rosaline is tinkering on her keyboard or strumming the guitar on stage, she can take you on a journey from sweetly soulful songs of longing to quirky, rhythmic, and toe-tapping indie pop.

Although Rosaline was trained in classical piano from the age of seven, the artist by her own admission did not particularly excel as a music student and recalls, “I had great difficulty expressing myself through elegant waltzes. I enjoyed playing pieces inspired by animals but every time I’d play a staccato note I’d bounce on the stool. My teacher told me to stop doing that.” It was not until her late teens when Rosaline began composing her own music that she discovered the freedoms of jazz and blues, and also the likes of Nina Simone, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple, which appealed to her intuitive style.

Rosaline draws inspiration from a wide range of sources and says “I can spend whole afternoons alone in my room listening to Cat Power, Francoise Hardy, Neko Case and Martha Wainwright to name a few off a long list of artists who I admire and respect. But there’s no point in merely replicating sounds. I’ll be writing a song about a pear-shaped relationship. At the same time, the song will slowly take shape in my mind like a short film. Sometimes I think of Jean Luc Godard or Michel Gondry”

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  • thirtysixbird

    you can purchase Rosaline Yuen's EP on itunes or order it at all good online and instore retailers. Her album 'Tiny Goddess' will be out next year :)

    2 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Nfelto

    Can't find any of her stuff anywhere :(

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • davidlimonline

    Go Rosaline! Showing some love on here... "Where Do We Go From Here" is always a favourite of mine to play on radio during APRA week. Take care and all the best! xo

    19 Apr 2009 Reply

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