Gus White is an alt-folk, roots singer-songwriter and producer delivering melancholic songs.
He grew up in Wilshire, England and discovered music as a chorister before playing rock music in a band at school. With the discovery of artists such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, he finally shifted his focus away from electronic guitar toward the acoustic.
In 2013 he studied Music Technology and Sonic Art at the prestigious Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast. There, he discovered the underground Irish folk scene, spearheaded by artists such as Joshua Burnside & Mark Loughrey.
Gus White released his debut EP titled True Really Do Come Dreams in 2017, inspired by a dream diary that he kept at the time. It experimented with acoustic elements and electronic samples. Then, he toured the UK attracting both folk and acoustic fans.
In September 2017, he decided to go back to school and integrated into Goldsmiths University in London. He began collaborating with a variety of musicians such as Brazilian guitarist Raphael Gimenes, Jazz ensembles Fake Party and Vellichor, and singer-songwriters Laura Frances and Kristin McFadden. During that time, he has been influenced by Folk, Roots and Jazz scenes, which is the genesis of his five 2019 tracks.
“Rose” is the fourth of five tracks to be released in 2019 by Gus White. It was released on November 1. This melancholic acoustic track feature Gus’ warm and smooth voice.
“I wrote Rose as a way to come to terms with my guilt about the uneven distribution of luck in the world. It didn’t work completely, but it helped me a little”, he said about it.
Listen to it below: