Anna Rose is a New York and LA-raised artist, critically acclaimed songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer based in Nashville, TN. Not too long ago, she released a sensational indie-rock ballad, titled, “Alameda.”
Anna Rose – “Alameda” single
“‘Alameda’ is very much about the breakup of my marriage. It’s extremely autobiographical and it was a really hard one to write for that reason. ‘Alameda’ is this tiny island off of San Francisco—and the way it was described to me was this beautiful place with pretty houses and sweet families. I realized that it was the fantasy of this place that I wanted to run away to, that I had completely fictionalized it in my mind. It’s not really about Alameda, it’s about the tornado that takes you to a fantasy path forward, like the yellow brick road.” – Anna Rose explained
‘Alameda’ is a bold song that binds the styles of Fleetwood Mac and Sheryl Crow. A track in which Anna Rose’s exclamatory vocals convey a deeply personal narrative. Stuffed with enough sentiment to last an entire lifetime, “Alameda,” also an ear gem, glitters like a diamond in the sun. The song serves as a savory treat to what listeners can expect to hear on Rose’s forthcoming project, entitled, “Last Girl of the Rodeo,” an autobiographical concept record to be released single by single over the coming year. The collection is predicted to be her most incisive, personal release yet.
Composed of seven tracks, totaling just under 23 minutes, the project pulls one nuanced conceptual narrative through a diverse sonic spectrum. Rose, known for enveloping songwriting and impressive vocal prowess, ventures into new territory with her voice and the surrounding instrumental structure. Also, she penned most of the tracks alone because she felt an urgent need to tell her story.
“I am standing in the blast zone, there is nothing else here, it’s just me.”
“In making this record, I went to [GRAMMY-nominated producer and engineer] Paul Moak, who worked on ‘The Light Between’ with me, and I said, ‘I don’t want any boundaries in the room. There’s no label allowed. There’s no manager allowed. I don’t want to have one conversation about what the single will be. And in doing that, we opened up this whole sonic world beyond the analog. It created discomfort for me because I am so used to playing guitar and piano myself, but it also initiated a real excitement because I was hearing sounds I’ve always wanted to hear in my music.
I started examining the idea of integrity—living with integrity and working with integrity. Finding where thoughts and words meet actions. I stripped back the layers of my ego which led me to a place where I could make a really truthful record, away from the paradigms that I’d been steered toward in the past.” – Anna Rose explained
Rose says the process behind “Last Girl of the Rodeo” was a quest for integrity. A record that showcased that she has nothing to lose. With its release, Rose attempts to realize her own hopes and offer the most truthful version of herself.
“I have so much discomfort with where music is now, in terms of the art that you make often being predicated on your appearance. I put myself through the wringer of trying to be the best commercial artist that I could be. In doing that, I removed a piece of myself that was probably the most important. I think that’s why this record feels so good to me. It just feels like the truth. I feel like I needed to give myself permission to do that.” – Anna Rose explained
Anna Rose transforms cross-genre influences—which range from classic rock to alternative indie, Pop, and Country—into concise contemporary tracks built upon dynamic, often bombastic vocals, and expert musicianship. But what really stands out is her refreshing vulnerability – her willingness to share the truth about her life as a woman in the music business. Throughout her fruitful career, Rose has released three full-length studio albums. For more than 20 years, she has toured the United States headlining memorably intimate shows and opening for an array of illustrious global acts. Time on the road, and in the studio, has honed Rose’s song-crafting skills and fueled the storytelling fire that burns within her.
Anna Rose – “Alameda” single
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