“This is an impressive debut, not least because Ellis wrote eight of the eleven tracks herself. I am reminded of Joni Mitchell by her storytelling lyrics, and a similar approach to melody, which makes for unexpected twists and turns before the song is run.”
London Jazz News, July 2017 

“A great future lies ahead for Rose Ellis”
Ruud de Zwart, Festival Info. July 2017

“Rose Ellis, brings to jazz a voice as clear as a bell and unafraid to take chances. Her tone is diamond hard and easy on the ear. Her writing is topical, and delivery bright and informed.”
C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz, May 5 2017

“It has been quite a while since I’ve been this impressed with a vocalist’s debut album.”
Jazz History Online, May 7 2017

“already a seasoned jazz singer”
Jazzism, May 2017  (in dutch)

“You’re going to be hearing a lot more from this talented new comer and this is your sterling chance to say you knew about her when.”
Midwest Record, April 15 2017

“Crystal clear intonation, adept phrasing and a luminescent spirit”, “a first rate debut album”
Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz, March 13 2017

‘Rose Ellis recreates songs historically, such as the terrific ‘He needs me'”
Phontas Troussas, Diskoryxeion, March 30 2017

“a refreshing and lyrical centerpiece”
Albore Jazz Japan

“Winsome and confident”
JazzWeekly, April 13 2017

“This album is Rose’s first, and we’re betting it will be the start of a great legacy to come – as the lady’s a hell of a singer, with a vocal approach that’s distinctly her own – as are the words she brings to her tunes”

Dagblad van het Noorden 2017