Georgette “Gee Gee” Rosser is talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who plays drums, piano, and the alto saxophone. She began playing and singing at the age of eight, performing in many churches throughout Georgia and Alabama under the guidance of her pastoring grandfather Supt. Noah Rosser. By the age of twelve she launched an acapella gospel group G.O.D. – an acronym for Gospel Overpowering Disciples. The collective disbanded when their manager passed away, leaving Rosser to pursue a solo career. She went on to formally learn opera and jazz singing, and was eventually voted as the most talented female of her senior class. Rosser was later chosen to perform background vocals with a choir behind DMX in a tour headlined by Method Man, Red Man and Jay Z. She released her R&B single, “Here I Am (My Body)”, under the name Gee Gee Rosser in 2016, and has followed that up with her latest 2018 song, “I See You”.
Perhaps it is the unremitting niceness that attracts. While synthetic scowls and petulance seem to pass uncriticized in this era of “attitude” and “in your face” aggression, Gee Gee Rosser’s old-school sweetness is so much less artificial than the posturing of her fiery contemporaries.
In fact, coupling that sultry sweetness with the smooth and soulful backdrop, that seems to come from a more optimistic era is actually quite clever for these upbeat and noisier times. It certainly is appropriate for the song and, to a greater extent succeeds admirably on all levels. It undoubtedly also benefits from its exceptional production work.
The subject matter is focused, the sentiments easy to unpick, and there are no pretensions to anything other than the articulation of blissful romanticism. The lyrics read like delicate and poignant poetry, which Gee Gee Rosser delivers in sensual whispers and airy vocal embellishments.
The sound rightfully exhibits otherworldly sensations, which establishes the tone and exemplifies the song title. Think intoxicating, adult contemporary-oriented R&B. It has this subtle, slow-burning flare that will attract listeners of contemporary urban music, and those simply looking for songs not rushed or empty.
“I See You”, written and performed by Georgette “Gee Gee” Rosser, Produced by Israel “IZ” Embry, and Mixed by Kairi “Remixx” Graves, describes Rosser as an overall entity. Her maturity as a writer and vocalist are ever present, and sonically, the track doesn’t need to push any boundaries, as she is already performing way above the usual genre constraints anyway.
At the same time Rosser provides one of the more eclectic and unusual urban musical offerings of 2018. The track is something of a conceptual idea: lyrically and musically following the mood, rhythms and complex harmonies of a modern day ode to devotion.
Gee Gee Rosser’s delicate vocal delivery has a lot to do with the tenderness and complexity that is behind a good deal of this track’s overall spirit. Rosser’s voice is more sweet, silky and soft than the gravely and loud vocals of her contemporaries, which puts her in her very own lane. All she needs to do now is keep her momentum going with more frequent releases.