BADBADNOTGOOD Fan Baby Rose's Flame on 'Slow Burn'

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Apr 12, 2024

Baby Rose has the type of instrument that immediately strikes both awe and fear — the former for its richness and its sense of having been held in a glass case, preserved from some bygone era; the latter for the type of box the wrong producer might try to stifle it into.

Enter BADBADNOTGOOD, the beloved Toronto troupe well-known for capturing a whimsically unbridled yet stately spirit for both their own compositions and their work with other artists. They seem to know exactly how to operate with Baby Rose, resulting in a seamless six-track collection that feels over too soon.

With incredibly tasteful reverb and a timelessly organic instrumental approach — which finds moments of serious restraint and others of absolute sumptuousness — Slow Burn is aptly titled for the way it will seep into your memory, Baby Rose's voice a guiding force.


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