ROSI / WHITE LIGHT
rosi is the musical project of producer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Petrosino. A multi-platinum, award-winning musician in his own right, he began writing songs for the project seven years ago in between studying classical piano at music school.
‘White Light’ is a collection of six songs written with vocalist Joni Mathews 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 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