Rosie just dropped her new song “Sad Sad Sad” and it is the song that will fuel your sad girl summer. She pours herself all over this song for us to see. Honest confessions paired with airy strumming and moody instrumentals gives us the power to move through our emotions. She continues to hit the nail on the head of some universal truths. She sings “Fake laughing but I’m breaking pretend I’m doing fine” and “it doesn’t add up cause I’m still sad.” Nothing like a good laugh to cover up the sadness you’re hiding.
Rosie has been sifting through the sadness and finding the light to share with us. We look forward to following what comes next. EUPHORIA. got to talk to the 21-year-old singer-songwriter Rosie about self-doubt, looking for inspiration, and writing her latest single “Sad Sad Sad.”
Did you have certain lines that you wrote first when working on “Sad Sad Sad?” What was the process like?
I was fortunate enough to have created this song with two incredible writers, Matteo Scher and Florio. I remember the songwriting process being pretty linear — we started with first verse, then powered through the rest of the sections in order. This was an extremely emotional song to write because it is about struggling with mental health, so I feel very blessed to have shared the space with two people that I really trust and look up to.
Tell us something we wouldn’t know about you.
Less than a year ago I thought I didn’t have what it took to be professional artist/songwriter. I had to learn to take all of my self doubt and insecurities and find ways to use that emotional turmoil to benefit my creativity instead of letting it hinder me as it had for so many years.
Many tears were shed, many days were spent alone up in my room working harder than ever and writing songs every single day, and many nights were spent awake convincing myself to keep going even when it all felt impossible. Nearly 11 months later, I am living my dream life at 21 years old, as a signed artist and songwriter.
What first got you into music and how have you evolved since then?
My family has always encouraged me to pursue music and they are the reason I am where I am today.
I was classically trained in violin for 10 years. I also picked up the guitar and started writing songs at the age of 12. I am constantly evolving and growing as a musician and human, but I have particularly seen a lot of growth in my songwriting in the last year and I attribute a lot of it to the support I’ve received from my mom, dad, and brother.
Julia Michaels is hands down my favorite songwriter/artist and collaborating with her would be a dream!
Where or what do you do when you’re looking for inspiration?
Most of my inspiration comes from interactions I’ve had or experiences I’ve shared with other people. If it’s not based on someone else and how they’ve affected me, I’m usually inspired to write about something I’m going through or trying to grapple within myself.
What are you thinking about right now?
As I sit here writing this I’m currently thinking about how to find ways to promote this single, “Sad Sad Sad” and finding ways to stand out while staying true to myself, in a sea full of unique artists/musicians. This has always been something I think about, because I want to promote my music on social media especially, but I want to do it in a way the feels comfortable and right for me.