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.
The album has received widespread praise nationally and abroad, including 4+ star reviews and Album of the Week / Feature Album on NPR (USA), The Age, Herald Sun, The Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times. Available now worldwide through Dot Dash Recordings.
“Her voice just sends me...David Lynch made that third season of Twin Peaks a year too soon, cause she should’ve been playing in that bar.” - NPR Best New Music All Songs Considered (Can't Make You Love Me)
Nominated for the Australian Music Prize and Music Victoria's Best Breakthrough Act 2019
Album of The Week - Sydney Morning Herald
Album of The Week - Brisbane Times
★★★★ - The Age
★★★★ - Herald Sun
Album Of The Week - Byte FM (Germany)
Album of The Week - Radio 100,7 (Luxembourg)
"Bruce is destined to send shockwaves through the indie music scene." - Beat Magazine (Live Review)
“This is an album of triumph in the midst of heartache, a deeply personal listen that showcases Bruce’s strength not only within herself but also within her music.” - STACK
"Utter beauty and palpable sincerity." - The 405
"Angel Face is a soft and subtle moment of sheer beauty that we can't stop playing." - Pilerats
"A smokey yet polished indie-rock delight. ★★★★1/2" - Bridget Hustwaite, Triple J
"Timeless stuff. ★★★★" - Richard Kingsmill, Triple J (Coming Down)
"Simply stunning. ★★★★" - Declan Byrne, Triple J (The Way You Make Love)