Arrica Rose & the …’s latest full-length release, Low as the Moon (available Sept 8th on pOprOck records), is a collection of 13 originals that nod to the past while sounding thoroughly rooted in the present. As the songs flow from delicate Americana balladry to rock ‘n’ roll to retro-tinged pop, the dreaminess of the instrumentation, the sultry vocals, and the artful songwriting allow one track to cohesively weave into the next. The album has its core sound quality and production courtesy of producer / mixer Dan Garcia. It’s a warmth and fidelity we associate with old records but with the addition of omnichord and ambient synths and textures that make Low as the Moon more than a nod to the classics. The album also has a unifying perspective driven by Rose’s imaginative lyrics; lyrics that paint vivid cinematic imagery. Picture the dark lit by a persistent optimism, a hope that balances the despair and calls into focus the silver-lining.