So Easy is the second EP from singer-songwriter Haroula Rose, the follow up to her 2011 full-length debut These Open Roads. These tracks were recorded at a variety of studios around Los Angeles with different producers working on each number. Later this year, she’ll be releasing 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 in both Athens, GA and Los Angeles.
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, 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.
Haroula grew up in Lincolnwood, Illinois, a town just outside of Chicago. After moving to Los Angeles, the title track from her first release, the Someday EP, showed in the hit CBS TV comedy How I Met your Mother and soon after Azure Ray’s Orenda Fink introduced her to Andy Lemaster and Rose travelled to Athens to record These Open Roads which was released in 2011.