Roger Cole is anything but predictable. Other than the fact that excellence flows in abundance from his river of musical and artistic expression, his music (usually together with his partner in crime Paul Barrere) is always engaging on an emotional level. Here on his solo effort, the single, “Final Curtain”, Cole is not content to repeat himself, nor is he afraid to confront difficult subjects or at least ideas that many artists don’t frequent.
This time around there is this ongoing tug-of-war between moving on and living in the past. The time when someone needs to say no, and the other won’t let go. Lyrically the last few releases from Roger and Paul have been brilliant, cutting and insightful. This one by Roger Cole is no exception in that regard. Musically this track represents yet another progression for Roger, who again plays all the instruments – except the drums which has been handled by Joe Travers – as well as produced, engineered and mastered it.
Fans will find much to chew on here – Roger Cole is crafting music way beyond the masses. This is wonderful sonic art. Roger, on his own, or as part of the duo Roger Cole and Paul Barrere, remains one of the most consistent, insightful and emotive independent rock acts on this planet. After spinning this single a couple of handfuls of times, it just keeps getting better and better!
Roger Cole is on radio rotation with the tracks “Final Curtain” and “Rising Star”.