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Rosalie Cunningham releases video for brand new single Number 149

Rosalie Cunningham
(Image credit: Rosalie Cunningham)

Rosalie Cunningham premieres the video for her brand new single Number 149 with Prog. Cunningham releases the new single, b/w The Fossil, through Cherry Red Records on March 12.

“Creating the cover art and the music video was so much fun! I came across the dolls house in the street, someone had put it out with the bins so I took it home and Rosco and I cleaned it up, painted it colourfully, found a mini-me doll and then began collecting miniature objects to adorn the interior," explains Rosalie.

"It was a fun little project for a while. Not being able to get together with anyone forced us into doing everything ourselves - Rosco painstakingly piecing together the stop motion clips and filming me in front of a green screen in our flat and me taking up editing duties on Final Cut Pro. It’s certainly got a homespun feel to it because of our limitations but I think that actually suits the song perfectly!”

The former Purson frontwoman has put her lockdown time to good use, despite catching Covid-19 back in March last year. Cunningham managed a series of socially distanced live shows in December, recorded a 'lockdown' version of Purson's  Tempest And The Tide and took part in Fairport Convention's charity re-record pf their classic Meet On The Ledge. She's also been hard at work on the follow-up to her acclaimed self-titled solo debut which she released in 2019.

 “There wasn’t an awful lot going on during lockdown, so looking back was a source of inspiration for me," Cunningham continues. "Number 149 and Fossil Song are both heavily nostalgic. 149 is about the house I grew up in that still, all these years later, worms its way into my dreams almost nightly in forever transmuting guises. There is obviously a deep yearning in me to return to a time when the world seemed a much more magical place and those rooms, those bricks and mortar, represent that to me.”

Cunningham has European festival dates this summer and a headline European tour in 2022, with a new album on the horizon. Number 149 which is available as a limited edition 7” vinyl.

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.