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By Lauren Patterson, Copy Editor
The Canadian singer-songwriter hit the scene in 2020 with her debut album “Just Like Leaving” and has received praise from major music platforms such as Rolling Stone and American Songwriter. “Rhododendron” follows her release in early August, “The Way I Oughta Go”.
She shares in her video description, “I wrote ‘Rhododendron’ on Mother’s Day while staying at my mum’s house during the middle of the pandemic. She was away and I was missing her. I looked out of her bedroom window and saw a robin building a nest. I began to think of the importance of mothers and daughters, and how hard our mothers — or anyone who wears those shoes — works to keep us alive. I felt wistful and melancholy.”
This new track comes just three days before White hits the road on co-headlining tour with Taylor Ashton. The tour consists of ten dates through the end of October, and tickets are available on her website.
In a review of “Just Like Leaving”, Folk Alley describes Bella White as “Shimmering with emotional purity, Bella White’s vocals invite us into her heart as she shares her miseries and her joys; even more, her resoundingly clear tone resonates with a vulnerability so that we feel as if she’s singing every song directly to us.”
Listen to “Rhododendron” below.