Rosehip Teahouse have released the lead single ‘I Meant What I Said’ from their forthcoming second EP out in December via Big Indie Records (Childcare, Eliza Shaddad, Weird Milk).
The quartet’s newest single shimmers, trembles and envelopes you in the blue light of regret and heartbreak as Faye Rogers’ wistful delivery is invested with a gorgeously heartfelt apology note to someone she deeply cared for and left.
Set in contrast to the sparse bedroom recordings of their wonderful debut EP ‘Chillin’ In The Void’ released late summer, this fuller band sound of glistening riffs and rolling percussion, is another piece of vivid evidence as to why Rosehip Teahouse are making their ascent from an exciting Cardiff scene.
Rogers explained: “I wrote this song a couple of years ago in a time where I was acting purely on emotion, getting overwhelmed and then running away. In this particular situation, I ran away to Copenhagen with my flatmate. The song came to me in the blue shower in our little blue Airbnb. I could have sworn the smell of the shampoo was the exact same as the one used by a person I had cared deeply for, and suddenly I was back sitting in the street next to them, crying and walking away, ultimately ending our relationship. ‘I Meant What I Said’ is my apology note, but I don’t know if they ever heard it”.
Produced by Thomas Rees (Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard), Rosehip Teahouse’s ‘I Meant What I Said’ is out now via Big Indie Records and will be available via all digital platforms.
Photo credit: Adam Whitmore