Free n Losh, with velvety melting vocals from Bethea, “Rose” is a warm breeze of cold realization from a hopeful place. The vast space within this detailed jazz-infused track contains the struggles we live in every day just to live happily. The scattered chopped vocals intertwined with the dark smokey horns and brighter drums and fluttery keys evokes a comforting sense of uncertainty in the certain, perfectly capturing the fleeting moments we try to hold without much success beyond a memory. “…we’ve got nothing but time to do what we like, so let’s live before we die..” Bethea croons with a knowledge of the slow-fast burn of time and the importance of the moment and to follow only the things we get joy from in our short time here in the world.
On their Soundcloud stream for “Rose”, the track is accompanied by a quote from Dale Carnegie, a noted American author and lecturer who focused on self-improvement, public speaking and an array of other topics.
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”
Here Free n Losh have captured the idea that Carnegie ruminated on in all of it’s facets with a relatively short smooth track. As you listen and become absorbed in it’s slow jazz-fusion, you, briefly, exist outside of time and can see it for what it is, a slowly melting ghost chocolate on your pallet that is both there and gone in the same instant. All we can do is savor these moments, revelations and hit the replay to reclaim the feeling.