Cara Rose ‘Let Go’ track review by Robert Blair
Just days away from her headline show at the fabled King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Cara Rose has released her enrapturing new single Let Go.
Glasgow-based but with Lochwinnoch roots, Cara’s songwriting leads with an inviting candidness that feels as though it’s providing a window into the most turbulent – or sometimes serene and self-assured – excerpts from her world.
Prodigious in her ability to condense the complexities of a life event into a digestible 3-4 minutes, Let Go is tender in execution but cutting in the clarity of its emotions.
Driven by the unfaltering engine that is her voice, Let Go sees Cara reflect on witnessing someone you love languish in the purgatory of the past.
Over a lavish grounding of tender keys, Cara unloads the conflicting feelings and emotions that go into wanting to help someone that is as yet incapable of helping themsleves and the way in which holding on for too long can be to the detriment of all parties.
Thoughtful, empathic and formulated with soul-searching in mind, Cara Rose’s latest is gripping balladry in the classic mould but has no shortage of vitality within its runtime. Watch the live version of Let Go via YouTube.
Set to take to the stage at King Tut’s on Tuesday 31st August, the remaining tickets for her upcoming headline show are available here.
Read the interview with Cara Rose, published in our November/December 2020 issue.