Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Rosi Golan

Rosi Golan
Photo by Shervin Lainez

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Rosi Golan is known for writing folk/pop songs with mysterious lyrics and dark melodies. With two successful albums and her latest EP Fortuna under her belt, Rosi Golan is currently at the dawn of the release of her new album. Before its release, she joins songstress Marketa Irglova on tour and will play Toronto’s The Mod Club on October 9th. Read our new interview with Rosi Golan below, as we discuss fantasizing about food, Aziz Ansari, her North American tour, and suitcase living!

AMBY: Hey Rosi, welcome to our website. What have you been up to lately

Rosi Golan: Hi! and thank you :) I been working on a project that is still a bit of a secret and I have been getting ready for tour.

AMBY: You released your Fortuna EP back in October of last year. What are your thoughts on the EP now that there’s been some time to reflect on it?

Rosi Golan: I’m really happy with the way it turned out, it’s a very personal and stripped down collection of songs which was exactly what I wanted when we were recording.

AMBY: I know that there’s a new record in the works! Is there a working title or release date yet?

Rosi Golan: There miiiight be.

AMBY: You’re currently on your North American tour, soon playing Toronto’s The Mod Club. Which items are quintessential to have while on the road?

Rosi Golan: Yeah! I am so excited to finally play in Canada and I’ve never been to Toronto! For me on the road I need a good book, my own coffee mug, the nearest whole foods, my travel steamer so I can de-wrinkle my clothes (suitcase living ain’t pretty). I’m gonna stop right there, or I may bore you to tears. It’s really all about having little things that make it feel like home.

AMBY: I read how you often “fantasize about food professionally”. What’s one of your favourite meals to eat on tour?

Rosi Golan: Haha. yea, I like eating. Hhmmm on tour is tough. I think breakfast has always been a challenge on the road because there aren’t that many great options for being on the run. So I usually make peanut butter banana and honey sandwiches. That’s definitely a favorite.

AMBY: Who would you like to be most and least stuck in an elevator with?

Rosi Golan: I would love to be stuck in elevator with Aziz Ansari, that dude makes me laugh which would be good in that situation. As for least, probably a cannibal…

AMBY: Lastly, what’s something about Rosi Golan that nobody knows yet?

Rosi Golan: I have a deep and long lasting dysfunctional relationship with beets. I just. can. not. get down with them. Now a beat on the other hand… (sorry, I had to).


Thank you Rosi Golan, for giving us your answers!

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Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout

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