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Released on November 13, 2020

For an artist, recording a second album is often a step that rekindles past insecurities, but Rosie Valland chose to take it as a challenge. She is back with “BLUE,” an album exuding self-assurance. Disregarding disappointments, doubts, and self-criticism, she set out on a personal journey to once again find the balance needed for creation. The result is a second opus inhabited by a profound feeling of serenity. “BLUE” is the beginning of a new chapter. Free of her complexes, Rosie Valland focuses on what is closest to her heart: “dreaming again.”

BLUE” stems from a desire to free herself from her torments, which became creative fuel for the singer-songwriter: “Je ne reviens jamais à ce que j’étais avant, à ce que j’étais hier” (“I never go back to who I was before, to who I was yesterday”), she sings on Chaos. She moves forward bluntly, leaving the bad stuff behind, determined to make her dreams come true. For the first time, she acted as a producer. Alongside Jesse Mac Cormack, the longtime friend who produced her debut record, she made “BLUE,” a series of short, straightforward songs. She appears to be unwavering in her resolve and filled with a quiet strength that can even be heard in her guitar strings.

90s pop, with its killer melodies and powerful voices, undeniably influenced this new album. She tried to recreate the sounds of her childhood, which was spent listening to music in the backseat of her parents’ car. Rosie Valland is categorical on this point: “Nothing has ever surpassed the album D’eux by Céline Dion.” Hence, she took inspiration in the melodic essence of those classic songs to create the common thread of the nine tracks making up “BLUE.” As a whole, the record gives us a gentle feeling of nostalgia.

BLUE was released on February 28, 2020