Author: Rookling

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The Fountain: How it was born, and how to listen

LISTEN ON YOUTUBE LISTEN ON SPOTIFY DOWNLOAD & DONATE ON BANDCAMP Today, I'm sharing with you my second single, 'The Fountain'. While listening, scroll down and discover the story of…

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Berlin Potsdamer Platz

Picture postcard from Berlin: Wanderer in the wasteland

In one afternoon, the dimensions of my life lurched around so quickly that I didn't have time to get seasick.

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Osaka Canal

Picture postcard from Osaka: A million feet and a shattered peace

The forest left me so calm I thought I'd be forever immune to the pinpricks of city living. But no sooner had that impression settled than it was joined by a kind of dread as I realised I would probably never return here.

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Picture postcard from New York City: Stuck in a Manhattan mousetrap

"It was Christmas Eve and everyone was eager for carolling somewhere Brit-friendly. But my relationship with the Church was in a raw phase and I wanted nothing of it."

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Rooftops of Marseille

Picture postcard from Marseille: No mood for adventure

29th September 2015 I was dropped at the main station, the day hot and darkening. The grand white steps of St Charles rose behind me and a warren of streets…

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What’s in a name? – or, how Rookling was christened

On the day I turned twenty-one, I decided I wanted a public face for my music. Choosing a stage name empowered me to recognise my inner artist for the first time, even if I did not have much understanding of that figure within me.

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“Who am I speaking to? What kind of figures am I conjuring up?” – Extract from a podcast

On a still autumn day in Neukölln, Rookling clinked beers with Steve Cuffari, producer of the Voices from the Dark podcast. Here’s an extract discussing the crossover of theatre and music.…

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