Hitchin / England

Last autumn, Rookling swapped the spires and hills of England for the big cities of Germany. He stepped off the plane with a guitar, a suitcase, and a vision: to share his music with the world.

Each Rookling song blends the solemnity of an altar with the urgency of a church bell. The influence of the greats is unmistakable: he channels the uncommon poetry of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, adding a more archaic thrill of his own. At a tender twenty-three, Rookling is a folk-prophet in the making.

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