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My Favorite Mistakes

by Esther Rose

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Jeremy / HI54LOFI Just a really lovely little collection of countrified covers for staring out the window while you drink your morning coffee. Favorite track: I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You).
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markhammonk I love this EP by Esther Rose. The music is just beautiful and she has such a lovely voice that really goes well with the songs. I think the title track is one of the best songs I've heard in ages.
David Orr
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David Orr This is a small set but it's gorgeous. It's awesome to hear Esther cover Hank, since she really does carry on his spirit, in her own way. Favorite track: I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You).
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Dicimon Arustavi Great tunes, I want more! Favorite track: My Favorite Mistake.
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[Intro] Ooooooooh Ooooooooh Ooooooooh Ooooooooh [Verse 1] I woke up and called this morning The tone of your voice was a warning That you don't care for me anymore [Verse 2] I made up the bed we sleep in I looked at the clock when you creep in It's 6 a.m. and I'm alone [Chorus] Did you know when you go It's the perfect ending To the bad day I was just beginning? When you go all I know is You're my favorite mistake [Verse 3] Your friends are sorry for me They watch you pretend to adore me But I'm no fool to this game [Verse 4] Now here comes your secret lover She'd be unlike any other Until your guilt goes up in flames [Chorus] Did you know when you go It's the perfect ending To the bad day I’d gotten used to spending? When you go all I know is You're my favorite mistake You're my favorite mistake [Bridge] Well, maybe nothing lasts forever Even when you stay together I believe in ever-after It's your laughter won't let me go So I'm holding on this way [Verse 5] Did you know, could you tell You were the only one That I ever loved? Now everything's so wrong [Outro] Did you see me walking by? Did it ever make you cry? You're my favorite mistake You're my favorite mistake You're my favorite mistake
Blue on Blue 02:34
Blue Bayou 03:06


You can think of Esther Rose’s warm, hopeful country songs like points on a map. The New Orleans singer-songwriter takes pleasure in guiding you through colorful landmarks—especially those throughout her hometown—but she also makes time for smaller, quieter spots: say, the bar where a relationship turned sour, or the dreary high school where she and her sister begrudgingly drove each morning. Recorded direct-to-tape and accentuated with lap steel and fiddle, her songs pull you in like this; she wants you to see the scenery, learn the history, and feel at home before she sends you on your way.

With her two solo records—2017’s This Time Last Night (Mashed Potato) and 2019’s You Made It This Far (Father/Daughter)—Esther Rose is at the beginning of her own journey. Her vibrant, homespun music has earned comparisons to Hank Williams and Rilo Kiley, and, over the past year, she has toured with acts such as Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, The Cactus Blossoms, and Charley Crockett. Carving new ground while drawing on the tradition of classic folk music, she uses tender stories to depict deeper cosmic truths. As she sings, she invites you to a world that feels familiar, magical, and entirely her own.

On her new EP, My Favorite Mistakes, Rose and her band cover a selection of downer anthems close to her heart. Recorded live over three days, it includes songs written by Sheryl Crow, Nick Lowe, Roy Orbison, and, of course, Hank Williams. “When I was starting out on my guitar playing/songwriting path,” Rose says, “I would listen to Hank Williams on my headphones and walk for miles and miles across town and back. Hank is one of the best teachers I've had when it comes to writing simply and directly, with humor and sincerity.” Through these performances, Rose sings not only in tribute to her heroes but also in deep, intimate conversation with them, traveling their lonesome highways to find her own new destinations.


released May 29, 2020


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Third album, 'How Many Times,' out now on Father/Daughter (US) & Full Time Hobby (UK).


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