Originally from Prince Edward Island, singer and songwriter Rose Cousins now lives in Halifax and tours across Canada, the United States and Europe.
This year, she was long-listed for the Polaris Prize, and featured in publications including NOW Toronto, The Globe & Mail, USA Today and Oprah Magazine. Recent awards include Songwriter of the Year and Female Solo Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards and Contemporary Singer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Her new album "We Have Made A Spark" follows two multi-award-winning albums "The Send Off" produced by Luke Doucet, and "If You Were For Me" produced by CBC in Halifax. Recorded in Boston, the new album, accompanying short film "If I Should Fall Behind" (www.rosecousins.com/film - debuted on CBC), and her live shows have received rave reviews.
“Some voices hit you hard from first blush and this is one of them.” Exclaim!
“rich emotional nuances… gorgeous vocals… astonishing harmonies” Chromewaves
“achingly candid” USA Today
"dreamy and downbeat" The Globe and Mail
"dark and sweet and totally powerful" Uptown Winnipeg ★★★★
"Her lyrics are direct and forthright, her voice is crystal clear" The Irish Times ★★★★
"Conviction and heart ... haunting to uplifting in an instant" Maverick UK ★★★★
"superb, emotive" Mojo Magazine
"Stark, impeccably written songs ... elegantly understated ..." NOW Toronto ★★★★★
“excellent balance of despair and hope” WFUV New York
“haunting and beautiful” WXPN Philadelphia
“It’s no wonder Cousins is the object of audience affection…” The Boston Globe
"One of the strongest and most emotive new voices" No Depression