New Release: Rose Cousins | The Fraud

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JUNO Award winning songwriter Rose Cousins is sharing the new video for “The Fraud” from her upcoming album, Bravado, due out February 21, 2020 via Outside Music. “The Fraud” is the song that was “the true seed for this whole record,” says Cousins. “The idea of shooting it in an empty theatre as a live performance was the only way I could think to really capture it’s turbulent vulnerability. I immediately thought of The Confederation Centre of the Arts, where I will be playing my PEI release show in March, and the amazing Atlantic String Machine quintet. Strings highlight so much emotion. Filmmaker Shehab Illyas created a really moving video I’m so pleased with.”

Bravado explores the complication of emotion, its irrational tendencies and its wisdom. “I think about how we’re so disconnected,” says Cousins. “…It feels like we’re not connecting in person as much as we used to and that we may be the loneliest we’ve ever been. We’re missing what’s actually happening, like, the earth being on fire. We get caught in the spin of comparing our lives to social media depictions, false standards of a good life. I’ve been thinking about how we must be getting close to a breaking point.”

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