Kicking off our Thursday we’re introduced to a great new singer, songwriter and producer by the name of Rossy, today he’s premiering the official music video for his cover version of The Chainsmokers and Rozes track “Roses,” adding his own smooth vibes to the record.
Alongside premiering the music video i spoke briefly with Rossy about his musical background, his concept behind the remake of “Roses,” favorite artist and producers, his début solo project and much more.
Watch the official music video above along with checking out the interview below.
Who Is Rossy?
I’m a singer, songwriter and producer originally from Portland, Oregon now living in San Diego, CA.
At What age did you first discover Music?
I was like 10 when I got a drum set for Christmas and I was hooked. I went on to teach myself how to play guitar and so on. Started producing in college – and everything just fell into place.
Define your musical style?
That’s tough. I combine elements of acoustic, pop, reggae, hip hop and dance. I am deeply inspired by all kinds of music.
Who are some of your favorite artist / producers who’ve inspired you?
There are too many but I’ve always been a fan of Pharrell for his production and Amy Winehouse for her songwriting. The list goes on and on…
Today your’e premiering the visual for a remake of The Chainsmokers and Rozes track “Roses,” the vibe and feel of the track are pretty smooth, how did you come up with the concept?
I rarely do covers but I really liked the depth of “Roses” lyrically and musically. I wanted to put my own flavor on it – a stripped down version that You can vibe with.
This year you plan on releasing your debut solo project, what type music can the fans expect?
It’s definitely a “Rossy sound.” I think my fans are going to see that I’m just having fun, going back to my roots and letting loose. Its a fusion of acoustic singer/songwriter music with reggae, hip hop and dance. It’s like an alternative pop sound.
If you could only listen to one album for a lifetime, what would it be and why
Every Kanye West album – there are so many timeless records and the nostalgia is unmatched. I can remember exactly what I was doing when I first heard these albums.