LA based singer-songwriter Rosa Mystica shares her debut single Holding Roses
Rosa Mystica calls her music: “dreamy, melancholic rock n’ roll.” The LA based singer-songwriter envisioned a musical and aesthetic world of 70’s psychedelic rock, mixed with 90’s shoe-gaze and brit-pop/post brit-pop sensibilities. The twenty-six-year old Connecticut native, has been honing her craft as a singer, lyricist, and pianist since she was twelve years old.
She is drawn to the ear grabbing melodies from bands like Oasis, and the hazy, layered, and minor electric guitar sounds of bands like Doves and Radiohead. The idea for her debut single was inspired by her own experiences with “fallen musical men”, and the groupie culture of the late 60’s/70’s. The name and concept for her debut single, “Holding Roses” was also inspired by the somewhat obscure Twin Peaks song.
“I loved the way “holding roses” sounded and I also resonated with the image of holding roses for someone who couldn’t care less about this quintessential gesture of love,” the artist says of the track. “This is a song about unrequited love. I’m really inspired by groupie culture, and the idea of being devoted to a person that represents both art and love.”
Rosa Mystica continues:
“I love bluesy/ psychedelic electric guitar from the 70’s, contrasted with a more soft and dreamy melodic vocal line that tells a story. My intention is to blend both masculine and feminine energy into my music. At my very core though, I’m really a singer-songwriter with a great appreciation for melody and storytelling.”
She loved the way “holding roses in my hands” sounded, and she also resonated with the image of holding roses for someone who couldn't care less about this quintessential gesture of love. She has an obsession with guitar solos that feel like a “stream of consciousness.” She notes that this is an integral element in her music, and wants her listeners to feel a sense of getting lost in the music while “driving with the windows down” feeling. Her aim is to blend bluesy, psychedelic, electric guitar from the 70's, with a more soft and dreamy melodic vocal line, reminiscent of bands such as Mazzy Star and Cocteau Twins.
Ultimately, her intention is to blend both masculine and feminine energy into her music, and find her place as an intuitive woman in the alternative rock world. She states that she has “long resonated with singer-songwriters such as Jeff Buckley and Bruce Springsteen, who mastered the art of creating music that has a strong feeling of nostalgia for someone or something unnamable and lost.” Likewise, at her very core, she identifies most as a singer-songwriter with a desire to create music with that same sense of “longing and yearning” behind it.
Rosa Mystica - Holding Roses