Having performed throughout Toronto's most iconic underground show-venues found in the various corners of the water-front Canadian metropolis, Rose Jones, draws reputation from her comprehensive blend of artist-centered cornerstones she borrows from Pop and Indie-Rock.
This year, the Torontonian has been focusing her free time away from the studio to evolve her artistic self-identity and inspire a new authentic sense of musical direction with each new technique she discovers or lyric that sticks.
With COVID bringing about the most extended period of down-time many of us have ever seen, it's hard to believe an artist would find inspiration to release new music, but Rose Jones finds strength in releasing creative inspiration for others to keep the dream alive, like her most recent captivating Indie-Pop track, "Lush."
It's an experience that opens over the muted and enigmatic sounds of an electric guitar before the filter knob sweeps back down to base-line, revealing the dynamic expressiveness behind the Canadian's warm saturated vocal tonality.
"Lush's" production features a mid-tempo drive supported by a clean and thudding drumset, with the attached familiar companion of a drenched-with-vibe bass guitar. For the chorus, Jones channels her hours of diligent studying over what makes a song cohesive and flowing, and comes out rocking with effortlessly affecting the intensity and a melody that sets on a natural after-glow. But the moments right before the hooking sections are what make "Lush" so unique.
Here, Rose brushes you in a way that makes you want to turn the volume up just to feel like your standing in the room next to the buzzing songstress herself. It's a song that drives forward with immaculate grace as the melancholic sentiments found in her lyrics dissolve amongst the balmy production behind it all.
Hello Rose, thank you for sitting down with us at BuzzMusic to discuss your latest single "Lush." What been fuelling your creative intuition these days at home and in the studio?
What’s been fueling my creativity is the chaos around us right now and the unpredictability that comes with life. The good and the bad. Also since this pandemic, getting to studios and meeting up with musicians have been rather complicated. I ended up creating a home studio and that is actually where “Lush” was recorded. My producer, Joey Mossman, actually created the instrumental then sent it over and I cut the vocals and sent it back and then got it mixed and mastered and it was done! It was such a nice experience to have that much control over your own song. What's the most essential aspect of your songwriting and singing that you're still endeavoring to develop to your satisfaction?
I think for me with songwriting, it’s always finding new and creative ways to express myself with my words. Saying how I mean in unique/heartfelt ways. My singing is always something I’m trying to always condition to be it’s best as well. Which venue was your favorite place to perform, and what about that spot makes it unique for you as a performing artist?
My favorite venue to perform at was probably The Garrison. It was such a nice large venue and the crowd was amazing, and I felt that was one of my best live performances. It is right in the heart of downtown Toronto and I played the show with such good friends and that just made it really memorable. What's next for your artistic career? Can we expect a full-length album or maybe the beginnings of a mini-Canadian tour come 2021?
I’m currently working on an EP. Just creating music and choosing which songs to put out. Trying different styles and sounds until I find the right one. I’m hoping to release the EP by 2021. As for a Canadian tour, we shall see due to this COVID-19 situation, but it will definitely happen in the near future! What is your main goal to achieve by the end of the year, Rose?
My main goal to achieve by the end of this year is to definitely have half of the EP planning done. The songs, ideas, and such. To also post more singing videos online, since it’s such a great tool to get myself out there since live shows and networking aren’t really available right now. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to “Lush”.