So Easy is the second EP from singer-songwriter Haroula Rose, the follow up to her 2011 full-length debut These Open Roads. She recently released her second full-length album, produced with Andy Lemaster (Now It’s Overhead, Bright Eyes) and Luke Top (Fool’s Gold, Papercuts, Foreign Born) along with Jim White. These tracks were recorded at a variety of studios around Los Angeles with different producers working on each number.
Inspiration for these songs came from Haroula’s anticipation of the coming Spring time and Summer and accordingly most of the selections are upbeat and more fully arranged than her previous efforts. The majority of the So Easy was recorded at The Carriage House in Los Angeles’ Silverlake district with Sheldon Gomberg (Rickie Lee Jones, Ben Harper, Ron Sexsmith, Jackson Browne, The Living Sisters, Lucinda Williams) producing. Along with two Rose originals, her reading of “Only Friends,” a rare Francoise Hardy B side, came out of these sessions. The title track was co-written with Jonny Flower and recorded in Echo Park at Magic Carpet Studios with Brad Gordon (Jim Bianco, Raining Jane, Rachael Yamagata and Dan Wilson) playing most of the instrumental parts and producing. “Wichita Lineman” is the Jimmy Webb-penned classic and Haroula re-imagines it as a spoken-word piece; this was recorded at The Bank, in Burbank, CA with Zac Rae, who’s performed the song in concert with no one less than Glen Campbell, producing.