If you did a cursory Google search on ROZES, the first thing you'd likely come across is her Wikipedia page, which states that "she is best known for her 2015 collaboration, 'Roses' with duo The Chainsmokers". A fair assessment, sure, working with The Chainsmokers in any capacity is a big deal, but it still paints a very incomplete picture.
You see, ROZES is more than just one song, and most certainly more than just one sound. Pop is the main realm in which she works, but pop can still be too limiting a descriptor. As the saying goes, this isn't your father's pop music. Borrowing inspiration from sources that are as varied as they are numerous, ROZES creates music that pops for sure, but she also blows you away with layers of intricacy and skill that few others in her position possess. ROZES isn't just a pop musician, she's a pop artist, a multi-instrumentalist talent, who instead of letting others dictate her sound, decides to go and make it on her own.
Of course you probably knew all of this already if you're familiar with the Baeble NEXT Session we did with her a little while back...
We were so excited to catch up with her at the Thrillist Holiday Hideaway this past December. A lot has changed since we last sat down with ROZES, so there's no better way to do some catching than with an interview and an intimate live session to stave off the cold. And of course, as the times have changed, so has ROZES. Her new single "Famous" dropped late last year and has been a heavy favorite on our playlists, but more importantly, she obviously has kept striving to reach higher grounds, pushing herself to become one of the hottest and most recognizable faces of modern pop to date.
With her pristine vocals, expressive lyrics and seductive look, its no surprise that everything is coming up ROZES. Born and bred in Philadelphia, PA, ROZES is an artist in full bloom, touching the sky with her infectious brand of alternative, R&B-infused, electronic pop.
The world officially met ROZES in September of 2014, when she released her debut single, Everything to rave reviews. The same year, she was featured on Just a Gents Limelight, which shot to #1 on HypeM and has millions of listens on SoundCloud. ROZES voice is extremely powerful in its unique, light-burning way, described Hilly Dilly. And when everything comes together a minute or two in, youre hit with a wall of sound that will have you instantly in awe.
Following the success of Everything, ROZES released two more powerful singles: In and Out and "R U Mine," which Idolator called a soaring synth pop anthem," and a great track made even better by the sheer quality of her voice."
After ROZES accepted an invitation to play at Neon Golds legendary Pop Shop at Babys All Right, the record label heralded ROZES as falling to earth somewhere amidst the holy trinity of Banks, Lana and Halsey. Perhaps thats because ROZES, as she would affirm, writes whats real, whats true whats almost killed her and whats keeping her alive.
Its clear that others have begun to stop and take notice of ROZES. The hugely successful duo The Chainsmokers handpicked her to co-write and sing on Top 40 track Roses. The decision resulted in a truly infectious sound highlighted by flawless harmonies. Rozes performed with The Chainsmokers at the Billboard Hot 100 Music festival at Jones Beach last August, The Late Late Show with James Corden and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Rozes has been featured on prominent media outlets like Billboard, Hello Giggles, and All Things Go and received critical acclaim for her early 2016 EP release Burn Wild and her debut performances at this year's SXSW and Coachella festivals.
And now, after a huge feature on All Of Me with Big Gigantic & Logic, everything is coming up ROZES. Check out her latest single, Under The Grave out now.