As a singer-songwriter, Rozen Lalas revels in her own natural vulnerability and air of authenticity, from which she writes her own songs comfortably. Originally from the islands of the Philippines, Rozen has lived in many other countries; Ghana, Bombay, India, New Delhi, Bangkok, Thailand, Lagos, and Nigeria, before going to school in the UK, then Michigan, before finally settling in her current residence in Los Angeles, California.
As an up-and-coming indie pop/R&B artist who infuses her music with nostalgia, Rozen has won over the hearts of hundreds of thousands. With a committed internet following that continues to increase daily, Rozen is establishing herself as one of the most powerful female figures in the independent music scene.
Her new single, “in my feelings,” was written three months after her dad passed away due to cancer. She just flew to Colorado, let her soul bleed in the studio, and after 30 minutes, this deeply emotional masterpiece was born.
The mellow guitar riff sets the tone for this tune, and it is very significant because her own dad was a guitar player who sparked Rozen’s own love for music.
Her voice is imbued with such raw emotions of hurt and reminiscence of the memories they shared together, albeit with a tinge of sorrowful regret that she can’t spend any more time with him.
“in my feelings” has everything: stacked vocal harmonies, memorable pre-hooks showcasing Rozen’s incredible range, and effortlessly delivered ad-libs that are nothing short of amazing.
As a child who grew up listening to 90s pop and R&B music, you can feel that sense of nostalgia throughout this track that reaches the core of emotional gratification; this truly is the mark of an artist who has come of age and is not shy of wearing her heart on her sleeves and tapping into her vulnerability in order to create a genuine connection with the listener.
Rozen Lalas hopes that listeners can find their own personal connections within the lyrics and solace in this genuine masterpiece.
“in my feelings” is streaming on all popular channels, and you can watch her perform this tune in the first episode of the “OnSite” segment on MarkSpring Hill, available on YouTube.
Rozen Lalas is also set to perform at BuzzFeed Sound Sessions on May 10 as the featured artist in honor of Asian American Heritage Month.
After a hiatus, Rozen Lalas is now back and better with a promise of timeless classics that will be the soundtracks of so many people’s lives. Her debut album is expected in the late spring of 2023.
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