After a whirlwind year touring and promoting Friend which has included shows at Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik and SXSW in Austin, Texas, Friend Of A Friend is a pause for reflection and an effort to bottle for posterity some of the magic of an artist in sparkling form.
Remixes by the likes of Joshua James, Boxed In, Babe, WOLF and Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke reflect the high esteem in which Rozi is held by so many of her musical peers, not to mention the boundless potential of her words, voice and melodies for creative reimagining. Four tracks recorded in session for Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music capture Rozi and her exceptional live band, featuring members of Babe and François & The Atlas Mountains, at their lush and playful best.
The beautifully mellow ‘Marshes’ is a brand new song which would have slotted in perfectly on Friend with its deftly plucked electric guitar line and harp flourishes. ‘There Is No Sun’ is an affectionate reinterpretation of Sun Ra’s ‘When There Is No Sun’.