Music & Grief: “I Got A List Of Songs I Can’t Listen To”.

My family suffered a bereavement in the past year, and it has been a strange, multi-faceted eight months since. I won’t be going into the intricacies of the event. But, one thing I have found over the past year, is that grief feels insurmountably isolating sometimes. This is not a new fact or feeling. InContinue reading “Music & Grief: “I Got A List Of Songs I Can’t Listen To”.”

Confronting Perfectionism: The Anxieties of Language Learning

As a musician, excellence has often been demanded of me. From a young age, I entered exams and festivals, and was marked on how close to perfection I could play a piece. How well could I express an emotion that would make the audience laugh or cry? How fast could I play a piece withoutContinue reading “Confronting Perfectionism: The Anxieties of Language Learning”

Some lockdown listening

When I wrote this article’s counterpart (Some lockdown reading) back in May 2020, I would never have believed that by March 2021, lockdown would be persisting in the UK and beyond. And yet, here we are. Maybe you have got through all those spare books you had lying around last summer, when boredom and cabinContinue reading “Some lockdown listening”

The Power of Ritual: Dancing Everyday.

Like many other university students, in March of 2020 I was uprooted from my nice, independent life and I moved back home. Cue National Lockdown. As a rule, I keep myself very busy in term-time. I love being socially active, and I pride myself on how many plates I can spin at once. Once lockdownContinue reading “The Power of Ritual: Dancing Everyday.”

Musical Chats with Carl Anka

I will be uploading interviews in a series called “Musical Chats”, so stay tuned for more interviews with great artists! Uploads Thursdays at 12pm. Carl Anka is a London-born journalist and broadcaster, and is currently writing for The Athletic. He has written for BBC, the Guardian, VICE, NME, GQ and BuzzFeed among other publications online andContinue reading “Musical Chats with Carl Anka”

REVIEW: One of Us Is Lying

Quick summary: Who knew teenagers could be so psychotic?! Rating: ★★★★★ Try this if you like: Agatha Christie, Riverdale & true-crime documentaries. In this YA crime thriller we follow the lives of 4 teens whose lives are completely changed when their classmate dies in detention. Through the book we follow Cooper, Addy, Bronwyn and Nate as theyContinue reading “REVIEW: One of Us Is Lying”

Musical Chats with Olcay Bayır

During my time as Concert Promotions and Marketing intern at Turner Sims (if you’re in the Southampton area, make sure to check out their concert series!) I got to interview a lot of great artists. You can check out my interviews and reviews on the Turner Sims blog, as well as here on The Rosie Word. Continue reading “Musical Chats with Olcay Bayır”

Recommended Reads: Murder Mystery

Murder mysteries have long been a popular genre. Names such as Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes have made waves in popular culture, and the ‘who-dun-it’ is a well versed trope. This popularity ultimately means it’s increasingly difficult to write an original and exciting murder mystery. Whether as a result of an original plot, well developedContinue reading “Recommended Reads: Murder Mystery”

Some lockdown reading

As some semblance of lockdown continues to reign over the planet, a lot of people are still looking to spice up their lockdown activities. While you have absolutely no obligation to be sprucing up your life and having a lockdown soul-makeover, it is a good time to maybe read that book you’ve been putting offContinue reading “Some lockdown reading”

Musical Chats with Mathias Eick

During my time as Concert Promotions and Marketing intern at Turner Sims (if you’re in the Southampton area, make sure to check out their concert series!) I got to interview a lot of great artists. You can check out my interviews and reviews on the Turner Sims blog, as well as here on The Rosie Word. Continue reading “Musical Chats with Mathias Eick”