Sam DeRosa is a rising singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her “Sad Faces” single.
Sam DeRosa – “Sad Faces” music video
“With ‘Sad Faces,’ I wanted to make the song sound upbeat and happy while I talked about something difficult. I think as a songwriter who’s now an artist, I’m learning to accept things I cannot change and to not worry too much about things being perfect. The mess is the fun part and my journey’s been a wild one, but it’s mine, so it’s awesome and I’m thankful for it.” — Sam DeRosa stated
‘Sad Faces’ comes at a time when we all need to take a moment to pause for a mental health check. And Sam DeRosa’s pro-tip for self-care and on managing your mental health is “putting your phone away for a little” and “quiet the noise” whenever you can.
“I felt like I got everything I wanted in music and in life. And my Instagram looked all sorts of happy. But my mental health was just in the toilet.” — Sam DeRosa stated
‘Sad Faces’ details a powerful narrative, one that shines a light on mental health awareness in contrast with its upbeat melody. The singer-songwriter’s candid lyricism eclipses over a magnetic drumline that has you hooked instantly, positioning Sam DeRosa as not only a force behind the scenes but a new relatable face in the incredible squad of artists who are sharing sincere pop music with the world (à la Julia Michaels and Sasha Sloan).
“Sad Faces” single
“I just wanna feel fine… But I don’t know how to deal, don’t know how to heal all of the chaos in my mind… Tired of ending all my sentences with sad faces. Tired of taking all my happy thoughts to bad places. And I really wanna change. I really wanna be okay, but it’s hard when everybody’s got the same sad faces.”
“Sad Faces” is the third offering lifted from Sam DeRosa’s debut EP, entitled, “The Medicine”. The project is set to be released on November 13, 2020.
“The whole idea of my EP is supposed to feel like I’m walking myself through my own love rehab. From track 1 until the final track, I really wanted it to feel like each track is a full day of healing and processing your emotions. Hopefully, my fans will hear this and feel like I’m right there with them. Whether we are stumbling home, dancing around the house, or crying it out on the bedroom floor. I’ve been there, so I’ll sing them through it.” – Sam DeRosa
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