Rising musician and songwriter, Blake Rose returns today with “Rest Of Us”.
“A friend of mine wanted to ba musician but his family was not supportive. This took on a toll on him and he ended up never pursuing his dream. You hear about stuff like this happening all the time and I think it’s incredibly sad that there areso many people in the world whose art we will never have the chance to discover because some narrow minded folk decided to steer them away from doing what they love. Fuck those people.”
“A middle finger to anyone who doesn’t want you to live your dream,” Blake reveals.
“Rest Of Us,” Blake’s first release on AWAL Recordings, serves as the follow up to the hit song “Gone,” which continues to gain momentum, accumulating over 7 million streams to date. Blake recently released a stunning live rendition of the track, taped in Los Angeles, pre-lock-down, that has already amassed nearly500,000 views.
Complete with string arrangements, the video showcases the young Australian artist, songwriter, and producer’s effortless ability to perform live; with his Buckley-esque vocals, luscious electric-guitar-driven melodies, and a knack for writing insanely infectious alternative pop songs.
“I try to give listeners an experience,” he reveals. “I take a lot of time with every element to make sure I’m creating a world people can immerse themselves into. Whether the narrative is precise or ambiguous I try to attain a certain level of depth with each song that I hope people can latch onto and let it be as much a part of their own story as it is mine.”