Have you ever had a couple of friends that you knew should get together because they'd just be perfect for one another? That's how I feel about Rosie Golan and Ari Hest. I love both of them separately but together they have some awesome chemistry. I saw them play together over a year ago when Rosi opened for Ari at Night Cat and then joined him for one of my favorite Ari Hest songs, Cranberry Lake. It was great!
They finally caught on to what the rest of us knew and have produced an EP under the collaboration The Open Sea. My only complaint about the release is that it isn't long enough! The songs are tender and sweet but are no way to be considered "throw away" songs. Have a listen to the lyrics and let the melodies seduce you.
It's a new release and since it is a side project, they both still have independent careers to promote, so videos of their work together are scarce.
I'm posting two versions of the same song... Starlight. One is simply the EP version, which really is a better version. The second is a live recording of the same song. Since it is a live version it is more interesting to watch. Either way, I hope you enjoy the song and will check out The Open Sea. Let me know what you think.