Half Waif Nandi Rose is on her own again, and
three songs into her forthcoming album The
Caretaker , the singer, songwriter and producer
declares her fearlessness: "Baby don't worry
about me, I don't worry about you."
Here, on "Ordinary Talk," Rose meditates on
the heaviness of ordinary moments, the constellation
of tears and chores and self-doubt
and small talk that comprise being a person,
accompanied by her most cinematic, pulsing
arrangements to date. It's an apt introduction
to The Caretaker, an ax-lbum that negotiates
the space between working alone and with
others, between isolation and connection. The
result is her boldest work yet.
Over the course of eleven songs, Rose creates
the lush world of a humid summer night,
dreaming of and reaching for a season in which
she is her "best self."