After a year-long hiatus in Paris, Rosi Golan returns to her music career with a reawakened sense of self and a new album. “I didn’t feel like I was connecting with what I was writing,” Rosi says in retrospect. “So I decided I needed to take a break, go on hiatus and accept the fact that the world wouldn’t end if I didn’t make music for a year.” (With her significant fanbase and decade of major sync success, that was easier said than done!)
Golan’s third full-length project, Collecting Bullets, due out this summer, is proof that a little time off can do wonders for the mind, body and creative soul. The new album marks Rosi’s transition into pop/electro-pop and features collaborations with Madi Diaz, Greg Laswell, Richard Harris and producer Kevin Seaton (Snoop Lion, Active Child, Shy Girls). The album’s first single, “Underneath,” releases on iTunes and Spotify this Friday, May 19th.
‘Underneath’ takes a plunge into a hypnotic pool of swirling electronic textures. Heavy drums kick and shatter as the pulsating bass massages the senses and awakens the vascular system. Golan’s seductive vocals bestow a euphoric trance as she melodically recites ‘You never hear me calling / I never see you leaving / I’ll never close my eyes / Wait for the dream to come / And pull me underneath.’
“‘Underneath’ describes that feeling of when someone is near you but also disconnected from you,” Golan says. “It’s about that feeling of being lonely next to someone, but still feeling so co-dependent that you can’t pull away from the situation – so you hope for something else to kind of end it for you.”
Make no mistake! ‘Underneath’ is a very dark and somber story disguised as infectious dance pop. Melancholy has never sounded so luscious.