ROSI / WHITE LIGHT
rosi is the musical project of producer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Petrosino and singer/songwriter Joni Mathews. Multi-platinum, award-winning musicians in their own right, the duo began writing songs seven years ago in music school after admiring each other’s work from afar.
‘White Light’ is their collection of six songs written in Los Angeles and completed in London during quarantine. Collaborating only with Sam Petts-Davies (Frank Ocean, Thom Yorke) and Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Aphex Twin) for mixing and mastering, the pair’s debut evokes feelings of Portishead, Massive Attack, and The xx.
Half dystopian-anxiety and half introspective-alternative electronic, rosi reflects the strange future we walk in. Opening track ‘Here’ guides the listener down a hypnotic rabbit hole of analog synths and contemplative lyrics. Soothing vocals on title track ‘White Light’ counteract intricate drums; the music is chaotic yet trance inducing, acting as both a comfort and a warning.
© rosi 2021
Photos by Grant Spanier