Dynamic duo: @Rozessounds and @NickyRomero fearlessly ponder “Where Would We Be”

ROZES x NICKY ROMERO, “Where Would We Be”

Well you can’t say you saw this pairing coming.  One of Philadelphia’s finest, singer/songwriter Rozes, collaborates with Dutch producer extraordinaire Nicky Romero for “Where Would We Be”.  It’s a song about having the strength to move on from a too-comfortable relationship to whatever is on the bright side over the horizon.  It’s one of Rozes’ best songs both vocally and lyrically, with earnest, deep-rooted appeal to draw anyone in.  Nicky has concocted a perfectly shiny pop-flavoured production which never overcomes either the vocal or what the song is about.  Could “Where Would We Be” attract a similar following this year like Zedd and Alessia Cara’s “Stay” did last year?  Fans of both Rozes and Nicky will be out in full force to make it happen, while new friends will come aboard.  Give it a close listen at the link above.

Published in: on February 25, 2018 at 10:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Where love is the star: “Famous” by @ROZESsounds

ROZES, “Famous”

Following up her recent EP Burn Wild and a host of other singles including the memorable “Watches” and “Under The Grave” is Pennsylvanian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ROZES with “Famous”.  The song takes a few steps away from the pop/dance style of  The Chainsmokers’ Top 10 “Roses” (which she co-wrote) and “Watches” (with Cash Cash) in favour of an uptempo ode to love where you’re the star under the most special of shining lights with your own paparazzi.  It’s refreshing to hear love and attraction being glamorized again, and ROZES gives the song her own unique edges with her highly recognizable vocal, somewhat reminiscent of Pink this time around.  “Famous” should be a treat to hear in concert, so be sure to listen and add it to your Spotify playlist at the link above.

ROZES opens for MAX at The Velvet Underground in Toronto on November 1. See you there!

Published in: on October 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“Matches” is a big-sounding winner for NYC trio @CashCash with vocals by @ROZESsounds

CASH CASH & ROZES, “Matches”

With instantly relateable lyrics, NYC trio Cash Cash have a winner for Big Beat with “Matches”, which features an affecting, potent by none other than ROZES, about whom I’ve written a few times since her breakout on The Chainsmokers’ “Roses”.  Cash Cash have worked with quite the variety of vocalists, including Nelly, Bebe Rexha, Christina Perri, and John Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls, among others, in recent years.  Always in it for more variety, “Matches” gets really big and anthemic when it needs to and ROZES takes us for a brisk ride before it’s all done in typical spot-on three minute single style.  I expect “Matches” will take off in clubs within the next few weeks so give it a solid listen at the Spotify link above.

Published in: on March 9, 2017 at 11:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The only way is up for @Rozessounds with “Hangin’ On” in an @ElectricBodega remix

ROZES, “Hangin’ On” (Electric Bodega remix)

The stars keep aligning in the right direction for Philadelphia-bred vocalist Rozes with songs like “Hangin’ On”.  Following the incredible ride she took with The Chainsmokers as vocalist of the Top 10 hit “Roses”, it would be hard to maintain momentum, and while the fine “Burn Wild” ended up in the shadow of “Roses”, “Hangin’ On” is the kind of pop record that holds its own.  Hot NYC producers Electric Bodega understand the importance of the pop environment – witness their BILLCS Top 30 placing for their own “Rest Of My Life” in the Top 5 – and they spice it up with some futuristic trappings without detracting from the original intent.  So that’s a match that is meant to be and dance/pop-oriented club DJ’s should find that “Hangin’ On” will work well in their setting.  Check out the Electric Bodega remix of Rozes’ “Hangin’ On” at the link above.


Published in: on September 10, 2016 at 5:27 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Listen to the fun and lazy vibe of “Roses” by @TheChainsmokers featuring @ROZESsounds


If you’re thinking that The Chainsmokers are going to just up and disappear after last year’s “#Selfie” came out of nowhere, then think again.  The much-sought after New York duo of Andrew and Alex – remixers for the likes of songs by Killers, Ellie Goulding, Neon Trees, Bastille, and Clean Bandit/Jess Glynne among others – give us a change of pace with the fun, lazy, summery EDM vibe of “Roses”, featuring vocals by Philadelphia singer Rozes.  Call it the lighter side of Lorde or Banks, “Roses” is slick and memorable to help keep your party grooving on a hot weekend.  More coming soon (along with remixes no doubt), so in the meantime pick up “Roses” on iTunes and watch for a Chainsmokers’ show near you!

Published in: on July 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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