We had the good fortune of connecting with Rosebud and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rosebud, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I love to take risks. I truly feel uncomfortable doing the same thing over and over again, I am not restricted by genre. I’m inspired by too much, I can hear my voice in so many genres, I just need to hear the right chords. My writing style involves taking risks and running with them, by that I mean a melody would pop into my head for a song I am writing I normally stem off of that I don’t do too much planing, it just evolves. Also, I’m not scared of looking weird anymore, I like weird things. When I say weird, I mean sci-fi and horror themed projects, I love vintage cinema and historic art but I also love colliding two worlds, like in my recent music video “In My Eyes” (Urbanite x Rosebud) I combined 1980s color pallet with 1960s hair and a modern sexy 21st century leotard, I’m proud of that risk and look forward to taking more in the future, I’ve got a lot of plans and risks ready for 2021.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It isn’t hard for me to find inspiration in multiple genres, I used to think it was a disadvantage but over time I’m learning it is apart of me as a writer and that’s ok to make this path. I am most proud of learning the range of countries that I am getting my music out there. I feel so fortunate to have worked with producers all over the world and help circulate my brand. 2 years ago it was 55 countries and this year it was 90, I’m extremely thrilled about that. I’m here today because of simply being fed up that I couldn’t find tracks I wanted to play so I got a credit card, saved up , and started slowly putting together my home studio. That step to believe in myself and stay dedicated was the best I ever did. I’m glad I didn’t wait for opportunities to come I needed to make music. It was not easy to discover myself as a writer in Hollywood at 18 but without creating music I wouldn’t be able to have handled it and keep balance, it’s easier to fix your problems when you’re staring at them on paper as opposed to being stuck in your head all day. I’ve learned that there is beauty all around in the world and to keep it close, avoid sorrow filled short cuts and fame hungry people. Rosebud is always growing, no matter the struggle, Rosebud is not just me, being a Rosebud is about blooming through the Constant abyss.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would love to take a best friend to Pattern Bar , Good Times at Davey Wayne’s, an underground warehouse party, and lastly brunch at Sal’s and get bottomless mimosas. Unfortunately Covid-19 is spreading fast this season and we are on lockdown but I can’t wait to get the vaccine and for the numbers to drop so I can experience it all again! Don’t forget to wear a mask and stay home as much as possible so that we all do our part in demolishing this virus!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to shoutout my amazing Mother, she always believes in me and encourages me. Without her I wouldn’t know the meaning of hard work and passion for my work. It keeps me focused and grounded, I’m so lucky and thankful. I love you mom!
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