credit: Ryan Downey
Gena Rose Bruce’s debut album Can’t Make You Love Me is an intoxicating ride through love, lust, surrender and revival.
It’s a distinct and dynamic debut from a young artist with a clear vision. Bruce’s vocals drive this album; a stirring force amidst the pulsing rhythms, echoes of Mazzy Star and Lynchian undertones. A vibrant youthfulness and deep maturity underpins her writing, allowing songs to swing effortlessly between earnest introspection and cool detachment with utter sincerity. With it’s infectious melodies and biting lyricism, Can’t Make You Love Me is as playful as it is confessional. Instantly timeless and unmistakably contemporary.
With the album already receiving widespread praise worldwide including 4+ star reviews / feature album in places like NPR's All Songs Considered (Best Albums of The Week), The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, recently supporting international acts Orville Peck, Kevin Morby and Jay Som, being nominated for the Australian Music Prize and radio play on KEXP, KCRW, Triple J (Aus) and Radio X (UK) to name a few, Gena is destined to send shockwaves through the indie music scene.