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rose ave.
Rose ave.
Studio album by You+Me
Released
October 14, 2014
Recorded
2014
Genre
R&B
Length
36:59
Label
RCA
Producer(s)
Dallas Green, P!nk
Singles from rose ave.
  1. "You and Me"
    Released: September 8, 2014
  2. "Break the Cycle"
    Released: September 22, 2014
  3. "Capsized"
    Released: September 30, 2014



rose ave. is the debut studio album by folk music duo You+Me, consisting of Dallas Green and Alecia Moore (P!nk). The album was released on October 14, 2014. All songs were written and produced by P!nk and Green, except for the last track "No Ordinary Love" which is a song by Sade. The album debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart and at number four on the Billboard 200.

BackgroundEdit

P!nk and Green had considered collaborating for several years. In March 2014, their schedules allowed them to get together. The intent was to sit down and explore the possibilities, not to produce an album. They had written bits and pieces in advance. P!nk booked a studio as a precaution, and the two artists spent a full week in the studio writing and recording. The record label was unaware of the efforts. The album was almost entirely recorded within the week. The artists said the lack of the usual production pressures made it a rewarding experience. According to Green, "this album is very personal for us." P!nk said, "The fact that there were no expectations – I think that's what made it so freeing (...) I just felt like I was doing it because I loved it." Once the recordings were done, the artists handed the project over to the record label. The album was named after the recording studio's location.

ReleaseEdit

The album was released on October 14, 2014. Three of the songs premiered on the duo's Vevo channel prior to the album's release. The first single "You and Me" premiered on September 8, 2014, and was followed by "Break the Cycle" and "Capsized". P!nk wrote "Break the Cycle" as a letter to her mother. The duo described their collaboration and songwriting process in two videos posted on their Vevo channel. The duo's first performance was on October 9, 2014, in Santa Monica, California.

PromotionEdit

On October 11, 2014, Pink and Green were interviewed on National Public Radio and described the circumstances of the first time they sang together. On October 13, 2014, the duo performed "You and Me" on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and P!nk took part in an interview. On October 15, videos of the duo's first live performance were released on the You+Me official Vevo channel. On October 16, the duo performed "You and Me" on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. On October 23, the duo performed at the Los Angeles House of Blues, and the proceeds benefited Saint John's Health Center cancer prevention program.

Critical receptionEdit

AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine said about the atmosphere of the album: "sparseness [of arrangements] suggests intimacy and the prevalence of minor keys (...) suggests melancholy, two elements that make Rose Ave. feel cozy even when the music plays fairly broadly." Caroline Sullivan of The Guardian noticed the two voices together: "the pair explore pastoral byways, and it's a partnership of equals – while P!nk often dominates their harmonies due to the featheriness of Green's voice, she gives him plenty of space."

Commercial performanceEdit

In Canada, the album debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 23,000 copies. In the United States, the album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. The album debuted in the top 10 in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and the United Kingdom.

Track listingEdit

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Capsized"  Dallas Green, P!nk 3:35
2. "From a Closet in Norway (Oslo Blues)"  Dallas Green, P!nk 3:16
3. "Gently"  Dallas Green, P!nk 3:32
4. "Love Gone Wrong"  Dallas Green, P!nk 4:21
5. "You and Me"  Dallas Green, P!nk 3:12
6. "Unbeliever"  Dallas Green, P!nk 3:41
7. "Second Guess"  Dallas Green, P!nk 3:27
8. "Break the Cycle"  Dallas Green, P!nk 4:05
9. "Open Door"  Dallas Green, P!nk 3:41
10. "No Ordinary Love"  Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman 4:09

PersonnelEdit

  • Dallas Green – primary artist, composer, guitar, percussion, producer, vocals
  • Alecia Moore – primary artist, composer, percussion, producer, unknown instrument, vocals
  • Stevie Blacke – arranger, strings
  • Matt Kelly – organ, pedal steel, piano, wurlitzer
  • Alex Newport – bass, mixing
  • Sade Adu – composer
  • Stuart Matthewman – composer
  • John X. Volaitis – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Elliot Lee Hazel – photography
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction, design
  • Nick Steinhardt – art direction, design

ChartsEdit

Chart (2014) Peak

position

Australian Albums (ARIA) 2
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 7
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 27
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 60
Canadian Albums Chart 1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 18
French Albums (SNEP) 37
German Albums Chart 6
Irish Albums (IRMA) 12
Italian Albums (FIMI) 50
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 12
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ) 7
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 28
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 7
UK Albums (OCC) 10
US Billboard 200 4
US Billboard Folk Albums 1

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUT CAN GER SWI
"You and Me" 2014 68 48 91 64 rose ave.
"Break the Cycle" 41
"Capsized" 57

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA) Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada) Gold 40,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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