The Test Drive: Jasmine Rodgers – Blood Red Sun
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Thinking back to our interview with Jasmine Rodgers back in May, I can’t help but remember thinking how excited I got by listening to what she had to say about music about how her then upcoming album, “Blood Red Sun” must sound. I had already heard the lead single and video, “Icicles”, and it was the perfect teaser. And now “Blood Red Sun” is out! In all of its glory! And, well, to say it did not disappoint is to severely undercut the quality of the music. This is pure music!
The album is an absolute journey into the mind, heart, and soul of a person who was raised in a home filled with music and who truly understands the meaning of the heartfelt song. Jasmin is one of those rare talents who can bathe in her musical diversity and give meaning to every note while telling a story with every lyric.
What impresses me the most about “Blood Red Sun” is the diversity that is highlighted song by song. Each track introduces itself as the first track of a completely different album and lends itself to the ear as the lead single. To say that I have a favorite would not be fair to the other songs. They all deserve the title of favorite not just because the songs are that good, but they are each that interesting in their own, special way.
About Jasmine Rodgers
Born into an artistic family – her mother a Japanese poet, her father the legendary vocalist Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, Queen) – Jasmine Rodgers knew her way around both keyboard and fretboard before she even enrolled at secondary school. But given her love for art and zoology (in which she has a degree), music was initially a passionate pastime rather than a full-time pursuit.
This changed when her older brother Steve, on hearing the ethereal beauty of Jasmine’s voice, asked her to sing with him and they formed the group Boa. Boa went on to record two albums, achieving renown in the Americas, France, and Japan, after their single ‘Duvet’ featured in the anime series Serial Experiments Lain.
The group disbanded in 2005, but Jasmine continued her association with the anime/manga genre, writing songs for the soundtrack of Armitage: Dual Matrix, which starred Juliette Lewis.
Jasmine continued rehearsing, writing and recording, releasing an EP of self-penned alt-folk nuggets and collaborating with artists including Indian classical musicians Mendi Mohinder Singh and Waqas Choudhary. She found inspiration for new material in the exploits of her travels (live performances led her from the Royal Albert Hall to the Venice Biennale and the Edinburgh Fringe). It was one such journey to the Joshua Tree desert in California that inspired Jasmine to capture the best of her material on a full-length album.
She enlisted producer Sean Genockey (Tom McRae, Futureheads), whose experience working at Joshua Tree’s Rancho de la Luna studio made him ideal for bringing forth the material’s widescreen yet rootsy vibe.”Blood Red Sun” was recorded at Black Dog Studios in London and is the sound of an exceptional artist drawing deep from global musical experiences to craft a set of inventive, euphonious 21st-century folk.
“Blood Red Sun” was recorded at Black Dog Studios in London and is the sound of an exceptional artist drawing deep from global musical experiences to craft a set of inventive, euphonious 21st-century folk.
SOURCE: Official Bio