L.A based Rosie Darling with a soft voice of comfort and honesty released her latest single Always Almost and you can find my review for it here:
The indie-pop songwriter takes topics that induce pain and heartbreak then uses her style of writing to tackle the intricacies of these individual feelings which are objectively difficult to categorise or explain. Rosie’s inspirations that I have detailed in my above article include that of Julia Michaels and Olivia Rodrigo. You can definitely see reflections of these, specifically Michaels’ Inner Monologue where Darling reflects a similar style of discussing thoughts and feelings with a truthful lens that cushions the realities that can be so heart-breaking to explore.
We were able to ask Rosie Darling some questions to give you an insight into this up and coming artist.
Where would you love to be in the world right now if you could go anywhere?
I just had the chance to travel through some of Europe, which I had never done, and it was beautiful. I needed a reminder of how big the world is! Some of my favourite places were London, Amsterdam, and Florence. I absolutely love to travel, but I am a homebody at heart, and I love being home with my cat in my own space where I feel at home.
How would you describe your genre of music?
I always joke around and say, “sad girl pop!” Lots of pop melodies, and I love writing ballads. So, I’d probably say chill-pop.
Describe Always Almost in three words.
Emotional. Regret. Painful.
What was the inspiration for Always Almost and what do you hope your listener takes from the single?
This song is about self-sabotaging and getting in your own way when it comes to relationships. I truly hope people can relate because I believe that we all have someone in mind when we think, “almost.”
How do you find inspiration for your song writing process?
Sometimes I start with a small lyric idea and build from there; other times, I get inspired by the chords behind it first. It depends on the day, but I try to pull inspiration from personal experiences while also creating more of a storyline throughout. I love relatable and conversational lyrics because they hit the hardest.
What genre that you haven’t played with yet would you want to experiment with in the future?
I started out doing a few EDM features, so I’d love to dip back in and do more of that. It’s so fun to perform those songs, and the energy is always high. I love cinematic music that has a drop and everything.
What has been your favourite moment of your music career so far? A place or person that highlighted your journey.
I recently joined NGHTMRE onstage at Red Rocks in Colorado, and it was one of the coolest and most riveting experiences of my life! There were about 10,000 people there, which is the largest crowd I’ve performed in front of. It was a career highlight and milestone.
Do you plan on touring in 2022?
I hope so! I get a lot of my energy performing from the crowd, and sometimes I forget that when I get caught up in nerves. The crowd is the most important part, and so far, anyone who has been at my shows has been happy to be there – we feed off each other’s energy, which help me feel excited.
What would be the ultimate goal of the future?
Touring internationally! I would love to travel and perform my songs with as many people as possible. I’ve released most of my music during the pandemic, so I’ve only had glimpses of what it would feel like to do a proper tour. Hopefully soon.