ROSETTA

Dua Saleh


The second EP from Dua Saleh, inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, is here on rose red vinyl.
10-01-2020

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VMP Exclusive Pressing

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Exclusive Features
color Rose Red
extras Photo and Lyric Booklet
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket type Single
label Against Giants
mastering engineer Alec Ness
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type New Release
By the Numbers

1lp
format
2020
original release year
45
rpm
speed
500
total pressing quantity
12
inch
vinyl size
standard
weight

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Description

Dua Saleh returns with a new EP titled ROSETTA, a name inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a pioneering black artist who became known as the Godmother of rock and roll. Like Dua, Sister Rosetta Tharpe wasn’t afraid of violating taboos or religious dogma. Tharpe wowed both churches and juke joints with distorted guitar stylings and a flamboyant stage presence. And though she was married several times, she was known to have had romantic relationships with women. Dua draws a parallel to Tharpe with their own biography of growing up queer in a strict Muslim household. They channel Tharpe’s self-assured swagger as they fearlessly recount intimate encounters.

The production on ROSETTA is high voltage and nuanced, helmed by executive producer, Psymun, with assistance from Sir Dylan and Andrew Broder. Songs like "smut" and "hellbound" are built on top of hypnotic vocals that crisscross with synths and guitars over drums that quake. With an economy of language that reflects their background as a poet, Dua patches together lucid memories of blunt ashes and boots caked with dirt. Flashbacks of intimate scars are transposed with epic imagery and a regal disposition descending into the underworld. ROSETTA is both sanctified and sacrilegious; holy and godless; angelic and demonic. Sounds like Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Sounds like Dua Saleh.

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Tracklist

ROSETTA
More Music, Less Stress
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