song: "Ambrosia" - Rosie Tucker
words: Aaron Eisenreich
Rosie Tucker’s new song “Ambrosia” comes in the wake of their captivating album, Never Not Never Not Never Not, and the new single will definitely strike a chord with anyone who enjoyed that collection of songs. “Ambrosia” starts with a mix of guitars that are reserved, yet intense as Tucker sets the scene with lyrics about putting ambrosia salad in the fridge to cool.
From there, the lyrics take you through the thoughts that can come when you have a quiet moment of reflection. Musings like “And I am older every second/Than I’ve ever been/Right now & now & now” build to the simple, but frustrating truth “Nothing is different/Just cause you wish that it is.” When Tucker sings that line, they follow it with a swell of raw emotion that seems to be raging against what they just said.
The songs jumps between dynamics and moods with Tucker’s voice and guitar-work sounding powerful and intense at times while hushed and intimate at others. It all builds to a final cry that feels like a scream in an empty house; a momentary release before returning to the demands of the day.