“Songs you can dance, sweat and cry to,” is how Ariana and the Rose describes her music. We’d like to add: bold, brave and heartfelt. And, fair warning, be ready to dance, because her music will make you move.
“I create music with a lot of synths and electronic beats, but a lot of music originates at the piano, so the melodies and lyrics come from a more singer/songwriter place,” she says, noting synth-pop influences Robyn and Goldfrapp. “I’m a sucker for a lush synth and really good storytelling, so I always aim to have both happening in my own music.”
With such hits as “You Were Never My Boyfriend,” “Love You Lately,” and the LOGO-approved pride anthem “True Love”, she’s become known for bringing the party wherever she goes, including an intergalactic immersive art party in Brooklyn, where she’s a venue regular. “I don’t have one particular way I start a song,” she says. “These days I’ve been writing a lot at my piano and usually a lyric idea sparks some sort of chord progression and it all kind of comes together at once. I love co-writing as well, sometimes you start with a track or with a lyric idea, it’s fun to collaborate and get someone else’s perspective. You can end up somewhere completely different than where you started.”
Released in July, her single “Every Body” is a pure celebration of the dance floor, with icons such as Amanda Lepore, Kandy Muse, Cakes Da Killa, Rhea Litre, Rify Royalty featured in the video. When asked what inspired her single “London Boys”, she says: “All the cute British boys I’ve met, of course! I lived in London for several years and the song is really a tribute to the incredible energy and music of the London club scene. I’ve never written a song like this before, that’s almost more spoken word than singing, it was really fun. It has one of my favorite lyrics I’ve written: A brunette in a blonde world, I could be your bond girl, be my Sean Connery, it’s honestly a done deal. I was pretty proud of that one.”
Here’s a day in the life of Ariana and the Rose.
Date October 15, 2021
Time I woke up 8:00 a.m.
Every day starts with Brushing my teeth.
Breakfast consists of Coffee.
To get going I always Meditate.
I don’t feel dressed without A bra.
Before I start working I must Have coffee (big coffee drinker here).
Currently working on Visuals for my upcoming album.
But I’d really love to be Working on visuals for my upcoming album 🙂
Book I’m reading Kafka on the Shoreby Haruki Murakami (re-reading it!)
I don’t know how anyone ever Goes for a run.
If I had to play one album on repeat, it would be Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill.
The perfect midday consists of A quick lunch and catch-up with an old friend.
To help get through the day I need a good night’s rest.
Not a day goes by without speaking to My bff and Creative Director Scarlet
My daydreams consist of Ideas for live shows.
In a perfect day, in a perfect world Only good things would happen in the world.
I’ll always fight for Equality for women.
Currently in love with All things interior design.
Hoping to make time to watch White Lotus.
By my bedside I always have A glass of water, journal and Chapstick.
To help get through the night I pee before bed!
Bed time Sometimes 11:00 p.m., sometimes 3:00 a.m.
When I think about tomorrow, it’s always Well, it depends on what’s happening tomorrow!