But once that roadblock is overcome you find yourself traveling on smooth, back country roads with mist kissed sunsets and recollections of the more tender, quieter moments of life. The report (now proved to be a hoax) that Rosie was carrying Sufjan’s child brings an interesting twist to the sound that Sufjan accompanies on much of the album with his usual hush puppy vocals and warm banjo. It could almost be imagined that the two have put together an album of lullabies for the child that never was or the child that is still supposed to be.
These Friends of Mine doesn't come out till March 13 but right now you can download the entire album over at eMusic.
[www] Rosie Thomas – The One I Love (featuring Sufjan Stevens)
[mp3] Rosie Thomas - I Play Music (from Only With Laughter Can You Win)
[mp3] Rosie Thomas - Two Dollar Shoes (from When We Wer Small)
[mp3] Rosie Thomas – Pretty Dress (from If Songs Could Be Held)