Reflecting her honest thoughts and feelings into her songs, Scottish singer-songwriter Rosie H Sullivan is a natural when it comes to storytelling. Her debut single, “So It Is,” for instance, was recorded in only one take – she is just that gifted. With over 400K streams, the track was able to hold fans over until Rosie released her debut EP in February, 123˚ East. The five-song project dove into Rosie’s soul, bringing forth the love, heartbreak, and overall vulnerability she felt when she and her family moved off the Isle of Lewis in 2020. Change is always a process that deeply affects the emotions, so it is not a surprise that listeners were drawn to Rosie’s honesty as she creatively expressed her feelings through her music. Ready to begin a new chapter, Rosie is gearing up to release a follow-up EP in the fall. For now, she gives us its first single, “Fragments.”
Blissfully melancholic, “Fragments” is an ode to the Highlands of Scotland. Accompanied by stirring strings and a gentle folk soundscape, Rosie gives away her heart. She sings, “Forever I’ll be drawn to / Your love and your tide / My heart belongs to you / My life is split into these / Parts I’m moving onto.” Wherever she goes, she knows that she will never be without those beloved Highlands, mentioning, “Like fragments of you / I’m a fragment of you.” You can check it out in the video below.
About “Fragments,” Rosie shared,
“I started writing this one on the ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool after my first visit back to the island since we moved. The sea was calm, and I gazed out the window of the boat upon the blue skies and the crystal sea, the islands, and rocky, heather coated rugged landscapes we passed heading into Ullapool. It pulled on my heartstrings and made me realize how much this part of the world is a part of me. It’s engrained in my veins and generational tapestry to an extent I cannot explain. So, I wrote. Wrote about the pull and longing I feel when I’m away for too long, and the emotions I can’t control when I am there.”
You can listen to “Fragments” on platforms like Apple Music, SoundCloud, and Spotify.