Roswitha | Destiny

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by Roswitha

Brooklyn Indie Soul: groovy soul and heart touching lyrics meet rocking violin: Roswitha organically inhabits a broad array of styles, tying them together with her euphoric and liberating songs, creating a shift from negative to empowering messages.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Desire
5:08 $1.29
2. Destiny (feat. Ricardo Ramos)
3:34 $1.29
3. It's Time (feat. Nat Emmanuel)
4:06 $0.99
4. Change
3:43 $1.29
5. My Life (feat. Ricardo Ramos)
3:45 $1.29
6. Here and Now (feat. Grace Kalambay)
5:20 $1.29
7. Just Near to Me (feat. Honey Larochelle & Chris Rob)
3:24 $0.99
8. Smile
3:36 $0.99
9. Man of My Life
3:46 $1.29
10. Connected
3:47 $0.99
11. Do You Remember
4:28 $0.99
12. One of Us (feat. Ricardo Ramos)
4:10 $0.99
13. Purpose (feat. Amma Whatt & Marc Villa)
3:59 $1.29
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Album Notes
“I’m very vulnerable on this album,” says violinist, producer, and singer-songwriter Roswitha. “I want to create a shift from negative to empowering messages and inspire people to live their dreams because I know how much strength it takes.” On her latest album, Destiny, the renowned jazz and classical artist lives her own dreams, making the bold move to step out as a singer-songwriter. Here, she embraces her total musicality and tastefully integrates her instrumental virtuosity within a musical style Roswitha calls “Brooklyn Indie Soul – BOIS.” It’s an elegantly eclectic blend of jazz, classical, R&B, world music, and hip-hop that showcases her gorgeous compositions and soulfully angelic vocals.

Though the album has garnered favorable comparisons to such diverse artists as Sia, Sade, Florence and the Machine, Corinne Bailey Rae, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Tracy Chapman, Esthero, Les Nubians, Zap Mama and Björk, it ‘s purely Roswitha. She organically inhabits a broad array of styles, tying them together with her euphoric and liberating message. “The general theme is live your dreams; free yourself from any external influences and seek answers from within,” she explains.

The 13-song album luminously opens with the mystical, Eastern-flavored hip-hop fusion of “Desire.” Its shimmering beauty and exotic flourishes set the mood of the album. The spiritually centered “Destiny” majestically melds Afro-Cuban grooves with concise soul-pop hooks. “This is a song to inspire others to seek their destiny,” she reveals. “I sing on the bridge ‘seek your destiny, it will set you free,’ I truly believe that. I sing from a female perspective, but it is a universal theme." The multi-national hip-hop-rock of “My Life” makes its message universal, pulling diverse music cultures together with a euphorically emboldening perspective. “This song speaks about owning your life, living it the way you think is right for you,” Roswitha says. The album also includes the gracefully poignant "One of us" which was written after the murder of Trayvon Martin and speaks out against gun violence.

One dollar per every Destiny album sold will go to the Windows of Opportunities’ music program “Rock Ur Heart Out.” She first started supporting that initiative during her highly successful PledgeMusic campaign for Destiny. “Windows of Opportunities' youth programs are unique and important leadership programs. They train youth to think for themselves and to create projects that positively impact society,” she says.

The Brooklyn Indie Soul - BOIS - album Destiny is the most comprehensive expression of Roswitha’s artistry to date. It combines all facets of her creativity—her brilliant violin playing, smoldering vocals, uplifting songs, and her refined production aesthetic. “I was aiming for finding my own voice on this album, expressing myself authentically,” she says reflecting on her path. “My birth name, Roswitha, means strength and success. It takes a lot of strength to live your dreams, but that's what real success means to me.”



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Andrew T

Roswitha is an Uplifting Artist
This album is loaded with encouragement and positivity. Roswitha's unique style of pop really catches your ear and beckons you to keep listening. Her unique instrumentation and heart-warming lyrics make for a relaxing and uplifting message.