Rosie Darling is making a name in the indie-pop scene with a remarkable collection of intimately moving and beautifully empowering songs. Following her debut EP ‘Coping’ which was released last year, Rosie returns with a radiant single “Always Almost”. The first track from a forthcoming 2022 EP, “Always Almost” is raw and radiant, transcending pain into song. “This song channels that frustration about being in a relationship where it’s almost working but isn’t – and how one person can put that blame on themselves,” Rosie shares.
Rosie tells of well-worn emotions and the all-too-familiar story of love, loss, and renewal, but with a fresh coat of inspiring colour. Co-written with longtime collaborator Justin Gammella (FINNEAS, Ashe) and mixed by frequent partner Michael Brauer (Florence + the Machine, Coldplay), the track showcases her emotional prowess and clear vocals evoking some of her favourite contemporaries, including Chelsea Cutler, Julia Michaels and Olivia Rodrigo.
The track also comes along with a new video directed by Laura Lynn Patrick and stars actor Mark Valeriano. About the video, Rosie says, “Shooting the music video for ‘Always Almost’ was so fun because I had never worked with an actor before! Mark did such a great job at keeping the flow of things feeling natural. Also, our director, Laura-Lynne, was so great! She basically shot the entire video following us around and the way her final edit came out really showed just how many places we went in one day to get all of the shots! I’m really happy with how it turned out and I think the shots go really well with the emotions in the song.”
Rosie’s debut EP ‘Coping’ introduced the world to her powerful, raw vocals and heart-on-her-sleeve writing. Reminiscent of her peers yet uniquely herself, Rosie has amassed legions of fans across the globe, with her first single and artist statement “Coping” accumulating over 30 million streams across all platforms to date, charting on 14 different Spotify Viral 50 charts (including India, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan) and landing Top 20 on the Global Viral Chart.
Since the EP’s release, Rosie has continued to cultivate her craft, chronicling her journey as an individual striving for connection in bustling Los Angeles. She’s garnered press and streaming support for multiple singles from her ‘Coping’ EP across the globe, including features on some of Asia’s most notable media outlets like Billboard (Indonesia), InqPOP! (Philippines), MTV Asia, VH1 India and top radio stations such as Prambors (Indonesia), Hitz FM (Malaysia), Power 98 (Singapore) and more.
Rosie’s forthcoming second EP keeps her emotions at the forefront as she navigates the isolation of a two-year pandemic. Stay tuned for more music and news in the coming weeks.