Welcome Rose! We are excited to chat with you today. We heard you may have some new music coming out soon. Very exciting! What details can you share with us?

I’ve got a really fun new track coming out called ‘Young God’. It was written during my trip to the US. I was in Nashville for a week and then LA for a month working with other musicians. My time in LA was one where I felt really free and liberated getting to know a new city by myself. LA has this electric energy that I find so motivating and empowering and I wanted to express that in this track.

We know you are not only an amazing artists but also a very talented song writer. Share with us your process of writing music?

As simple as it is I think i just express my emotions through words. When i feel emotional or overwhelmed by a certain theme or though letting this thought out through writing is really calming and good for my mind. When I start writing a track I usually go through the piles of documents on my laptop and search for some words that fit the beat i’m listening to and I develop it into lyrics.

Tell us what have been some challenges in your career so far?  What have been the greatest achievements so far?

For me a big challenge has been learning to roll with the punches of being in the industry and also how slow moving things can be when you’re starting out. Sometimes a producer you’re dying to work with will ignore your’e email or get back to you four months later. Or a potential manager will turn out to be nothing but after your money. Having the ability to deal with the negativity whilst trying to get your music out there is a tough thing to cultivate, but you can do it!

My greatest achievement would be completing the songwriting camp I was invited to by ex-vp at Warner Chappell, Judy Stakee. I was so honoured to be one of her chosen few she wanted to bring to Nashville and coach. And the experience was so incredible, i met so many talented people and made some awesome memories.

What inspires your music the most? Do you listen to other artists to get inspiration and is there a particular song that never fails to move you emotionally?

Despite being a lyrically focused artist, there’s something about certain beats in songs, that take me on this mental high. I think when a beat is so good and so your’e style it can completely entrance you. There’s one in particular, it’s a Christoph Andersson Remix of a really old G-Eazy song ‘Sleepless’. The hook is super simple but the way the remix is done is so emotive and honestly almost brings me to tears when I listen. When I hear something that can entrance me like that, it’s my biggest motivator. I want to give people that exact feeling.

You have shared that you came out as gay at 14 and want to be a beacon to others in the LGBTQ community. Can you share more with us on this?

I’m so happy that queer representation is becoming a bigger thing within the music indsutry today, LGBTQ artists are getting as much of a chance as heterosexual artists. When I see successful people like Halsey or Sam Smith it makes me so proud! But I think that there’s still little representation for lesbians in the media and in music. We’re still quite a background category. I consider myself a very proud gay women, and I also have tracks that I think a mass of people can relate to no matter their sexuality. So I want to help lesbians in music have a bigger voice and show that we can be just as talented as anyone else in this industry.

What’s the most important piece of advice you could give to a young female artist just starting her career?

It’s so easy to focus on the rejection and the emails and messages that didn’t get a response when trying to make it in music. Focus on the good, even though it’s hard. Focus on that one comment you got from a stranger telling you they listen to your stuff. Focus on how much you yourself believe in your sound or how much you enjoy writing your lyrics. Focus on the positives, the negatives are simply a part of your journey that you can roll off your shoulder.

Where can we get our hands on your music and connect with you online?

Check out my instagram https://www.instagram.com/missrosebates/?hl=en
Or my facebook, I check it quite a bit! https://www.facebook.com/officialrosebates/
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