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BLAKE ROSE REVEALS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR “CASANOVA” – OUT NOW

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Today marks the return of musician and songwriter on the rise, Blake Rose who arrives with a brand new single, “Casanova,” out today via AWAL Recordings. With the new track comes news that Blake will release his debut EP, ‘A World Gone By’ on October 8th.

Speaking about the new song, Blake reveals, “Casanova is about constantly falling too hard and too fast for people because you desperately want to be in a relationship, which ultimately ends up pushing them away. It also explores how we all feel when we’re surrounded by everyone in our lives getting into relationships and the pressure that comes with not wanting to be left alone. It’s easy for us to become entranced by the idea of a person just so we’re not lonely and then find out that they’re not who we expected them to be.”

The song comes paired with a fun and innovative official music video, written and directed by Sean Hollihan. Speaking about his new visual, Blake explains, I really wanted the Casanova video to be fun and energetic, but I also wanted to keep my input minimal so directors could submit treatments without any external influence. Sean came up with the treatment and as soon as I saw it I knew it was the one. It follows the song’s storyline (and my life’s storyline) of constantly falling too hard and too fast for girls which ends up pushing them away. It also explores how we all feel when we’re surrounded by everyone in our lives getting into relationships and the pressure that comes with not wanting to be left alone.”

Blake Rose is also readying his live set, before hitting the road this Fall on American singer-songwriter Noah Kahan’s upcoming North American I Was/I Am Tour. The 38-city tour kicks off in St. Louis on October 14 before concluding December 19 in Phoenix. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.blakerosemusic.com.

“Casanova” is the first taste of new music to come from Blake in 2021, following a series of official remixes for his hit single “Lost”, including fresh takes on the track from Lucian, Sarcastic Sounds and NASAYA. The original version of “Lost” has already amassed nearly 60 million combined global streams to date.

“’Lost’ is a realization of letting someone go who you never should have,” Blake explains. “I wanted to give a visual ride through this emotion by describing the emptiness you feel when stumbling upon reliving certain moments in your life that you once shared together, discovering how lost you are without that person.”  Watch the Matt Sav-directed video for “LostHERE. The video was shot on location in Blake’s native Perth, Australia.

To date, Blake has amassed over 150 million combined global streams across his entire catalogue, which include the singles “Lost,” “Ordinary People,” “Rest Of Us” and “Gone,” which was accompanied by a stunning live rendition, taped in Los Angeles, pre-lock-down, that has already surpassed half a million views. Complete with string arrangements, the video showcases the young Australian artist, songwriter and producer’s effortless ability to perform live; with his Buckley-esque vocals, luscious electric-guitar-driven melodies, and knack for writing insanely infectious alternative pop songs. “I try to give listeners an experience,” he reveals. “I take a lot of time with every element to make sure I’m creating a world people can immerse themselves into. Whether the narrative is precise or ambiguous I try to attain a certain level of depth with each song that I hope people can latch onto and let it be as much a part of their own story as it is mine.”  Watch the video for “Gone” HERE.
 
Born in Australia and based in Los Angeles, Blake Rose’s sound is anchored in luminous and lush six-string conjurations, offset by sparse beat-craft, off-kilter plugins, in-the-box wizardry, and soulful intonation. “The guitar is generally the driving link between the songs,” he goes on. “It’s how I typically write. Everything starts there.”  In just over a year, Blake Rose has gone from busking in the streets of Perth to becoming one of the most exciting new artists to emerge in recent years. He catapulted into the spotlight in 2019 with self-penned, self-produced gems such as his debut ‘Hotel Room,’ which Spotify touted on New Music Friday, with the follow-up track, “Lost,” further igniting a buzz. Now, with the addition of “Casanova” to his arsenal, Blake further solidifies his potential as a global force in music.

More new music and special announcements from Blake Rose, coming soon.

“Casanova” is available to stream everywhere now. Watch the official music video HERE.

Blake Rose Releases New Single ‘Rest Of Us’

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For anyone that has ever been told that your dreams are ‘too big’, Blake Rose wants you to know that no dream is too big. After witnessing a friend give up his dreams of becoming a musician due to the lack of support from his family, Blake Rose was inspired to write an anthem that served as “a middle finger to anyone who doesn’t want you to live your dream” he says. His newest release, “Rest Of Us”, out today, echoes the motivating message to not let anyone dictate your life.

“Rest Of Us” serves as the follow up single to his wildly popular song “Gone” which continues to gain momentum, with over 7 million streams to date! In a showcase of his Buckley-esque vocals, luscious electric-guitar-driven melodies, and knack for writing insanely infectious alternative pop songs, Blake recently released the live rendition of “Gone”. “I try to give listeners an experience,” he reveals.“I take a lot of time with every element to make sure I’m creating a world people can immerse themselves into. Whether the narrative is precise or ambiguous I try to attain a certain level of depth with each song that I hope people can latch onto and let it be as much a part of their own story as it is mine.” 

In just over a year, Australian native Blake Rose, has gone from busking in the streets of Perth to becoming one of the most exciting rising musicians to emerge in 2020. From his debut single, “Hotel Room” to his incredibly successful releases of “Lost” and “Gone” and now with his newest release of “Rest Of Us”,  Blake Rose is paving his own path while becoming a global force in the music industry. 

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Australian Songwriter and Producer Blake Rose Discusses New Music and His Growing Success

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Blake Rose, an Australian songwriter and producer who mixes together different genres to create his own pop sound has been up to a lot this past year. From busking on the streets of Perth to having over a million monthly listeners on Spotify, his following is only growing. Starting on GarageBand like so many songwriters have before, he completely writes and produces his music, and has been honing in on this craft since his early teen years. Now, at just 21, he already has an impressive set of accomplishments such as a premiere on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show and over 6 million Spotify streams on his single, “Lost”. His music features his smooth vocals with honest lyrics and vibrant elements of indie-rock, soul, and alt-pop. Blake recently answered some questions for Cliché about his songwriting, his inspiration, and being stuck in Australia.

 

Watch the music video for “Lost” here: 

 

Cliché: It was only about a year ago that you were busking on the streets of Perth to fund making your music. Can you tell me about the past year and how much has been changing for you? Are there any challenges you’ve had to face?

Blake Rose: The last year has been really cool. A lot has happened but at the same time it’s still sort of chill. In saying that though, at the moment I’m feeling a massive disconnect from my team who are in America as I’ve been stuck in Australia for the past 5 months due to some visa issues so it’s hard to grasp what’s happening over there but I know things are moving pretty fast. The main thing that this past year has entailed was really locking down management, publishing etc. and then getting the first releases ready to go and putting them out. Since “Hotel Room” I’ve been blown away by the support we’ve had from Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube so early on and I never expected to have this type of response off the gate. Everything is definitely starting to fall into place and I’m pretty damn pumped to get back to America and hit the ground running.

 

I’ve read that you really started creating music on a 3-month long camping trip with your family. Can you talk about how that all started? What was it on that trip that made you want to start songwriting?

I didn’t start songwriting on this road trip but it was definitely when I began to hone in on the craft and really explore and develop my skills as a songwriter. I brought a guitar with me on the trip as there was A LOT of driving and not much to do so I started filling the time by practicing guitar, writing, and eventually experimenting with music production. I started on GarageBand and made a lot of horrible songs, one was like 8 minutes long so you should definitely feel sorry for my parents who had to listen to it all over again every time I changed a lyric. After a while I very organically and intuitively realized that music is something I want to do full time and began planning how I would approach everything, starting with setting up a home studio, which I did once we arrived back in Perth.

 

You write and produce all of your own music. What does that process look like for you?

Generally the writing and production process for me is pretty blended. I’ll either start with a production idea or a melodic/lyrical idea and after a bit of time working on whichever of those I’ll switch to the other, simultaneously developing both sides of the song. Sometimes though, I will write a full song then produce it later.

 

Who are your own musical influences? Any one in particular you are listening to currently?

The 1975 is a big one, I listen to their music ALL the time. Ed Sheeran was probably my main musical influence when I was starting out. His Multiply show in Perth, Australia was one of the first shows I ever went to and gave me a lot of inspiration. Other types of people I listen to are ColdPlay, Jack Garratt, Kevin Garrett, John Mayer, Between Friends, Matt Corby.

 

Your single “Lost” has over 6 million streams on Spotify. What has the success of that song so far meant for you?

It means a hell of a lot. I put so much work into that song so to see it doing so well is really encouraging. I’m just glad people like as much as I do!

 

What can listeners expect from you in the near future?

Some upbeat acoustic vibes coming your way in the near future but as a whole I will be exploring some interesting vibes and lyrical themes so expect the unexpected I guess!

 

 

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