Israeli-born folk/pop songstress Rosi Golan was the recent guest for an installment of The Recording Academy's 5 Questions With … series. Held at The Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., Golan discussed topics including working with Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody, touring, advice for aspiring artists, and her most recent release, Lead Balloon, among other topics.
"If you really, really love what you're doing and you know for sure in your heart that you feel like you're in the right place, keep going and see where it leads you," said Golan.
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Golan's musical journey began when she purchased her first guitar at age 19. Combining gentle folk/pop melodies with an alluring voice, Golan released her debut album, The Drifter & The Gypsy, in 2008. The album led to the placement of her songs in television shows such as "Brothers & Sisters," "Ghost Whisperer," "One Tree Hill," and "Private Practice," and the film Dear John (2010). Golan released her follow-up album, Lead Balloon, in 2011. Produced by Tony Berg (Edie Brickell, Aimee Mann), the album features 12 tracks, including "Everything Is Brilliant," which is featured in the upcoming film Tiger Eyes and includes backing vocals by Lightbody, and the single "Paper Tiger." "They all belong in the same place because they're all still telling a story," said Golan regarding the songs on Lead Balloon. Golan is currently on tour throughout the United States, with select dates scheduled in February 2012.