Music Video: JJ Rosa - Where Is The Mercy
With an eclectic range of influences - Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Motown, Prince - and her fret-board shredding virtuosity, U.K. singer-songwriter JJ Rosa's self-described soul/funk-hop/rock sound comes with all of the rock-fueled swagger and groove-laden vivacity that its constituent parts would suggest. Equally conversant with funky, hip-shakin' licks and the pomp of blazing, intricate solos on her trusty Fender Stratocaster, her infectious musical hybrid has set stages rockin' across the U.K., Europe and the U.S., including Glastonbury and The Apollo.
Nothing wrong with a party, of course, but the diversity of Rosa's talent means she is also able to reflect on the more serious aspects of life with a compassionate sensitivity and thoughtful maturity. In the light of ample current evidence across the globe that highlights the senselessness of some people's capacity for hatred and inhumanity, Rosa offers a plaintive appeal with her new track, 'Where Is The Mercy'. Over muted keys and a contemplative guitar, Rosa's voice, flushed with a rasp-flecked, soulful empathy, implores 'where is the mercy in the world right now/ is there really someone looking down', her Stratocaster swelling through the chorus in a keening lamentation.
If you are in London on December 11, you can support a worthy cause by catching JJ Rosa's headlining show at Cargo, from where all proceeds will be donated to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Organization.