Rossi | Ossetia
“Ossetia” is a wonderful track by Nashville’s Rossi. It’s a tumultuous, sophisticated song about struggle, and trying to avoid being pulled into the dark. Perhaps it’s a relationship song. Whatever the case, it’s passionately sung. The tempo increases steadily, the thrust of the female lead vocals oscillates between vulnerability and pain. Here are the opening verses: “Oh, I’ve been buried in the days / A silent noise I’ve stowed away / We’ll trade our lies to keep it laced / With a love so fake our hearts / Have gone to waste / And the hunted never wait / These lungs they fold under the weight / Of this mess we’ve made …” Be sure to follow Rossi at bandcamp, where you can hear a newer track, “War Within”, a more folk-based song — personal, hushed and pretty. Follow Rossi at facebook, tumblr, and twitter. — David D. Robbins Jr.