Inspired by her artist residency through the unscripted Twillingate – Digital Arts Festival and director, producer, writer, Joshua Jamieson’s award-winning LGBTQ short film, “Waiting Outside”, St-John’s based performer recording artist, film composer, inspirational speaker and music educator, Rozalind MacPhail released a new music video titled “Never Let Go”.
“Never Let Go” is about leaving a loved-one behind after being diagnosed with a serious illness.
"I composed ‘Never Let Go’ after being moved by the story behind Newfoundland and Labrador Director Joshua Jamieson’s award-winning LGBTQ short film, Waiting Outside”, said Rozalind. “Having to leave a loved one behind after being diagnosed with a serious illness is a tough experience to put into words, but Joshua Jamieson captured it so beautifully in his film.
A classically-trained flutist, Rozalind layers electrifying flute loops, moody vocals and driving electronics through her effects pedals and the digital audio workstation, Ableton Live.
Rozalind grew up in Ontario on the Toronto Islands and lived in many parts of Canada but it was St-John’s, Newfoundland that captured her heart.
Having received multiple honours and awards including the East Coast Music Award for Electronic Recording of the Year and Music-NL for Female Artist of the Year, Rozalind is the first-ever Canadian artist sponsored by the Gemeinhardt family, one of the music industry’s largest exclusive manufacture of flutes and piccolos.
Joining me via ZOOM from St-John’s, Newfoundland is Rozalind MacPhail. For more information visit rozalindmacphail.com or her social media platforms.
Special thanks to Eric Alper for making this interview possible.
Photo by Josh Caine