Abbie and The Roses are an alternative pop band formed in London in 2018 by vocalist Abbie Rose and guitarist Nick Crowe in collaboration with the finest hand-picked musicians. The band first burst onto stages with their infectious debut single “All This Time”. Abbie and The Roses’ self-penned and self-produced debut single showcases their expansive sound and deeply personal songwriting, delivering a sharp hit of raw honesty rarely heard in recent years. Following the success of their first release, the band has been back in the studio working on a number of new songs.
“Hippies” is Abbie and The Roses’ latest release and we can’t get enough. Abbie’s voice is absolutely chill-inducing, and if that doesn't get you then the heartwarming storyline will. The song moves through a love story of remaining easy-going, not worrying about what the rest of the world thinks, enjoying the small things life has to offer and living like “Hippies” with the one you love. Some stand out lyrics include the contagious hook that sings, “Listening to old LP’s from 69’, took a bottle from the cupboard of our parent's wine” and more quirky lyricism like “We’re making love, not war. So drop that smoking gun and roll one up”. Abbie and The Roses have a fun-loving and infectious aura about them. The music they make together is relatable and most all, enjoyable.
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Hi guys! Welcome to BuzzMusic. Can you start by telling our readers about yourselves? How did you all meet?
Hey :) Thanks guys, we actually met really randomly, myself (Abbie) and Nick first met through a mutual friend and producer, Joe Grouse. From there we actually found Steff while performing in LA he came to a show with a mutual friend from England! Then Abbie found Maeve on Facebook and actually she lives with Ollie and Charlie so that worked out pretty well too! All a bit flukey but it all worked out for the best for us.
What does the track “Hippies” represent for you? Can you dive into the lyrics and tell us the meaning behind it?
The inspiration for “Hippies” came from reflecting on the modern era and its added pressures, the frustration that the world is far from at peace and how the majority of us are simply caught up in the mess. An escape to a time where love mattered more than political divides, social unrest and social media “likes”, when music brought everyone together. The song takes you on a trip to a past summer romance when the world was your oyster and that invincible belief you could take on anything together. We want to share in the nostalgia, embracing the hope for days where we can live completely carefree and become optimistic for the future of our generation
What do you hope your fans take away from your music?
We hope that listeners can relate to our honest songwriting and really understand the messages we try to portray with our music. But ultimately we just want people to have fun, life’s too short to not sing and dance every day.
What’s your writing process like as a group?
Abbie and Nick used to write together to start with and the rest of the gang would write their parts during the production process. We’re now exploring writing with the whole band and that’s an exciting process so watch this space...
For someone who has never seen you live before, can you explain your performance and stage presence?
Uhhh a shit tonne of Roses, pretty lights, laughs and good vibes. Everyone’s welcome.
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