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The Rosetta Hotel

by Colleen Grace

Colleen Grace in her sophomore release sings about a psychological journey from ancestral roots to the depths of suicide to the uplifting answered prayer. A bit too deep? Sure but done tongue in cheek at times, Grace’s musical creativity provides a color
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1. Forgotten Gods
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2. Tea
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3. Frozen Roses
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4. It's Not Easy
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5. Jack of All Trades
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6. The Story
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7. Night Sky
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8. Bottle of Jack
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9. A Light Frost
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10. Pictures of You
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11. Madeleine's Song
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12. The Rosetta Hotel
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Colleen Grace in her sophomore release sings about a psychological journey from ancestral roots to the depths of suicide to the uplifting answered prayer. A bit too deep? Sure but done tongue in cheek at times, Grace’s musical creativity provides a colorful landscape for her poignant lyrics.

With a title name that was based on the Rosetta Stone (the key which allowed French scholar Jean Francois Champollion to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics) Colleen Grace’s latest musical effort proposes the listener do their own introspective deciphering through lyrics like, “Take the elevator through your mind and find your forgotten worlds forgotten gods.” This music was both inspired by the work of Jung and personal experiences. The result is both dark and beautiful.

“Forgotten Gods,” the first track, sets the atmosphere of the album with percussion and piano pulsing as Grace sings about ancient gods and blood sacrifice. She starts sultry, sweet and inviting, then growls during the bridge of the song as she summons the lost “Father.” With the piano riff drifting away, the second track “Tea” begins with an electric guitar (and filthy bass line played by Josh Gordon) pushing the beat until the chorus hits with a wall of distortion proving Grace can rock as she screams, “Darling don’t cry, I’m just losing my mind.”

There is a cohesive lyrical thread to the album, musically however, Grace has pushed herself to create something diverse. “Bottle of Jack,” a sleazy shuffle about suicide gives way to a six-eight rock beat of “A Light Frost.” Perhaps the strangest venture is the title track. It flips from a polka (complete with wild accordion) to a fox-trot while a thumping bass keeps the toe tapping.

Overall, The Rosetta Hotel is a well produced musical journey with enough diversity and artistic flare to warrant keeping it on repeat.

Musicians: John Ferraro (Carly Simon, David Benoit), Todd Robinson (Luis Miguel), Josh Gordon, Matt Pavolaitis, Pete Korpela (The Lion King), Rob Basile (One Side Zero) and Frankie Arellano. Produced by Matt Pavolaitis. Mastered by Brian “Big Bass” Gardner. For full credits, visit www.colleengrace.com.

Colleen Grace, her self-titled debut album released in 2003, launched into a publishing deal from Opus 1 Music Library from which her music has been placed in several television shows like the E! True Hollywood Series and Elimidate. Colleen also gained a contestant spot in the 2004 Los Angeles Music Awards and became part of the “Don’t Call Us Tori” musical showcase. Writing and recording of The Rosetta Hotel began late 2005 and was finished by the end of the year. She continues to perform throughout LA and OC and plans on touring the Southwest in support of The Rosetta Hotel.

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Jay

The CD is very soothing and mellow.
I listened to the CD as soon as it arrived, and I noticed the songs are very comfortable and relaxing yet emotional.

Thanks Colleen!
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