“In the Garden Digging” is taken from Una Rose‘s debut EP, Myth Between, out today.
“In the Garden Digging” is the latest release from solo artist Una Rose (Una Rose ‘Rosie’ Long Decter); taken from her freshly released debut EP Myth Between. Long Decter may already be familiar to many as one half of Montreal’s shoegaze outfit Bodywash, but while striding out on her own she has adopted a quite different sound. Gone are the layers of guitar, replaced with humid synths and a new directness to her singing voice.
Despite its electronic nature, there is an earthy grounding to “In The Garden Digging”, as if Long Decter has plucked it from the weeds of the flower bed she is tending. Written in response to her mother’s new found (albeit pandemic enforced) passion, the song is not only a document, but an examination of our relationships with each other and with the earth that bore us.
Never once does the track feel like it is in a hurry, but instead of building suspense, Long Decter instils patience in the listener. The rewards come in her turn of phrase, the sumptuous bass swells, or the rippling waves of cymbals. More than anything it is a beautiful space in which to spend time and take stock of the way in which our gardens – both literal and metaphorical – grow.