"These songs are snippets of the lessons I've learned and am still learning. Some people believe that fear is something we should live with, or that we should use it as motivation to achieve our goals. From my experience, I believe it's something to be conquered and routed out of every area of our lives. I try to live on a daily mission to seek and destroy all traces of fear and oppression in my life.”
British/Jamaican/Nigerian singer-songwriter Bianca Rose has been writing and composing for the best part of a decade. In 2007 she self-released her debut EP, Truth and Tiny Tragedies, and on January 30th returned with her debut full-length, No Fear Here.
The album begins with the ethereal “No Fear Here Part One,” a brief introduction, and continues with eleven additional tracks that fuse Pop, Folk and Gospel sensibilities on songs told from the female perspective. “Hidden” is a soft, horn-laden track about the parts of us that we may keep to ourselves until the right time or person comes along while “Eagles” takes a folkier approach on an irresistible tune about conquering fears and “Wall Paper Painting” fancies a nostalgic, romantic melody.
Interspersed are two spoken word tracks, one from the male perspective, “No Fear Here – Breis’ Story” and one from the female, “No Fear Here-Carina’s Story,” about a woman who finally believes she is enough and valued.
The album also includes the uplifting “You’re Beautiful,” “When It’s Gone” which reflects on the past but looks to the future, the subtle and romantic “Because of Love,” and album highlight “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow” which with its gentle strumming and religious connotation highlights how there no need to worry about the future because He knows what lies ahead,” before closing with “No Fear Here Part Two” where she sings with certainty “I’m gonna get there…and you have no doubt she will.
Bianca Rose is a soulful and ethereal voice whose No Fear Here brings songs that are thoughtful and empowering - demonstrating self-acceptance, optimism, and strength.