Roseau, AKA Kerry Leatham, has been busy. Completing her debut album Salt and making appearances on records from Lapalux, an inclusion on Bonobo’s Late Night Tales, and tours with Lianne La Havas, and Laura Mvula. Big Dada will her release forthcoming album Salt on September 18th. In the meantime you can check out the first single “New Glass”.
Written and recorded in the space and quiet of the Essex countryside, Salt contains music both elemental and intimate. Its sonics were inspired by a chance exploration of a giant abandoned warehouse beside a walk Leatham loves. Finding herself in a vast space with only an old car tire, an extinguished bonfire and some bottles and sticks, she screamed, threw bottles, sang, stomped, hit the tire with the sticks, and made as many sounds as possible – then she came back, day after day, to record them.
After starting work on the album at her parents’ house, she brought in Doganion, her friend and former Tape Club labelmate, for a fresh set of ears. The pair set about writing and recording in Red Bull’s studios, and Leatham soon roped in Jacob Welsh from The Hics and Mark Rainbow from Laurel Collective to help. After the bulk of the writing and recording was complete, she returned to her family home to tailor and tweak, putting the final touches to Salt.
2. Kids and Drunks
3. New Glass
4. See You Soon
7. Hot Box
9. You Don’t Know