Misty Rosas is the epitome of a creative. She proudly displays her love for the art form through a diverse amount of creative outlets. Misty’s creative side manifests itself in the form of singing, songwriting, acting, and many other forms. Misty is a proud California native, born in Mission Viejo and raised in the mountains of the Cleveland National Forest. Her original path to recording her debut album “Life Lessons Love” was a spark of fate. She was auditioning for a role in Sid The Science Kid, which she inevitably got, and the creator asked if she could sing. This led to the creator loving her voice so much that he introduced her to the show’s music producer Paul Graham and his production partner Paul Bushnell and the rest is history. Fast forward to the present day, Misty’s single “Paper House” is a gorgeously vulnerable ballad about what people are going through on the inside while trying to make the outside seem strong. The single has seen nothing but success so far, Mkisty remains positive and strives towards getting her single “Paper House” in a film, television series, or commercial.
After opening for Erotic City at The Rose, and Air Supply at The Starlight Bowl this summer, Miksty Rosas has been hard at work in the studio once again with Paul Bushnell and Paul Graham. She’s currently writing, recording, and preparing new content for her next release! Stay tuned.
Listen to “Paper House” here and keep scrolling for more with Misty Rosas in our interview below!
Hi Misty! It’s such a pleasure to have you back on BuzzMusic! We're happy to hear you’re back in the studio! Can you give our readers any hints to what this looks like in the near future? Hello BuzzMusic! Thank you so much for having me back. I am truly honored! Yes, I have been back in the studio with my record producers. We have been working on new songs. I have a couple of music projects that I am currently developing, and my plan is to release them both in 2020. “Paper House” is incredibly uplifting and powerful! What inspired you to originally write this song? Firstly, thank you so much for the kind compliment! It really does mean a lot to me! What inspired me to write "Paper House" is my love for the beautiful, empathetic spirit in us all, as well as a desire to connect with people about the deep, shame-filled, emotional stuff that we tend to suppress. Creating a dialogue with people was a big inspiration for writing the song. I don't want people to suffer in silence! My hope is that in my willingness to share my "tough stuff", it will encourage others to do the same; to open up; and to realize that we all struggle! It's quite okay to struggle, but you don't have to do it alone! People care! People will listen! This song is my way of expressing that I see you! I know your struggle, it is similar to mine, and we are all struggling and growing as we weave our way together through this life experience. How have you honed your songwriting style over time, and what do you think are the main qualities that make a song truly connect and last in the long-run?
Like anything, the more you do it, the more you practice at it, the more you will improve. The songs that really resonate with people are the ones that come from a very honest and unfiltered place! When I started out I was hesitant to write about my very personal struggles, but as time went on I gained more and more confidence, and what I know for sure is that the truth is powerful, and the truth is, well, simply the truth. It is what it is, and I made a conscious decision to simply write about my truth, and that includes writing about the tough stuff! The stuff that I've held deep inside, with a great deal of shame for a long time. I had no idea how people would react to my very emotional songs, but the response has been so incredibly gratifying! Again, there is nothing like connecting with people on a deep, emotional level! To share my stories with strangers, and to have them really identify through a similar experience, it really touches my heart! The Human Connection is everything!
How would you say your music now compares to the music you curated when you first started out in the music industry?
When I started out, I wasn't quite clear about the message I wanted to convey. I simply wrote about my experiences, and my songs were a fun, eclectic mix of Pop and Adult Contemporary tracks. I believe you can only find your voice in the process of doing. So I just wrote songs, recorded, created music videos, and learned lessons along the way. Time has passed, things haven't changed all that much, but I do know what my message is now: It is about inspiring others! It is about sharing my raw truth and in doing so encouraging people to have faith, to be brave, and to choose to live the life they dream of too! If I can do it, they can do it!
Thank you so much for chatting with us once again! We’re huge fans of you at BuzzMusic! Can you tell our readers what the future has in store for you artistically? How do you remain on track to write consistently?
Thank you BuzzMusic! It's my pleasure! Again, thank you for the very kind compliment! It means a lot to me! The future is full of new songs, more shows, and of course opening for Air Supply on their next World Tour. Although I have to be honest, my music career has had to share time with my acting career this year! I booked a supporting role in the new live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, premiering this Tuesday, November 12th on the new Disney+ streaming service, and I also reprieved my role as the motion capture artist for the character, Lulu the panda, in the Jim Henson/Netflix series, Word Party. We shot Season 4 this past year. I will be on hiatus in mid-December, and I'm heading right back into the recording studio at that time!
To write consistently, I practice meditation and yoga 5 times a week (When my schedule permits) The yoga room is always space where I become present with my breath, and a lot of my song ideas are born there. Yoga helps me to keep fresh ideas flowing. Also, once I have some free time from shooting I will be able to get out again. Time out with friends, going places, doing things, dancing, listening to music, it is all part of my creative process! :)
Thank you again for including me in your Top 10, Best of 2019! I am truly honored!