Brooklyn-based, LA-bred, Eva Rose is a rising female Alt-Pop artist among many other talents. Singer, songwriter, model, student, and TikTok-viral astrologer, Eva Rose can truly do it all. Seamlessly melding indie pop whimsy and melancholic lyricism, Eva brings a modern and refreshing shimmer to nostalgic Y2K-era Alt-Rock. Her sonic palette encompasses current and classic while effortlessly finding a home amongst newcomers Holly Humberstone and Charli Adams as well as veterans Paramore.
Today, the alt-pop artist is sharing her latest indie pop offering: ‘Happy Belated.’ Departing from the sonic realm of ethereal indie pop, Eva Rose leans into her alternative roots with a punchy and hook laden single, ‘Happy Belated’. With gritty guitars and aggressive rhythm section cleverly layered with a touch of her signature acoustic dreaminess, the track is reminiscent of mid-2000’s powerhouses like Paramore and The All-American Rejects.
We had a chat with Eva all about ‘Happy Belated’, her creative process and more. Read the Q&A below.
Hi Eva! How are you? You are a singer-songwriter, model, student and TikTok-viral astrologer…Life must be crazy busy for you!
“Hey! Every day is different, and sometimes I have no idea what’s going to happen in my life in the next week. My Sagittarius Moon loves that spontaneity, but my Virgo Sun doesn’t do too well without clear structure. If I’m not heading into a writing session, rehearsals, or castings, I’m typically at home planning video content and recording birth chart readings for clients who find me through TikTok!”
You have just dropped your new single ‘Happy Belated’. The song explores the varying emotions surrounding an ex’s impending birthday and the internal debate of whether or not to reach out. Tell us more!
“What’s funny is I was on the subway heading to a writing session with my producer Dom (who goes by FLORIO), and I had this weird feeling that I had missed something significant. I looked at my calendar on my phone and realized my ex’s birthday was the day before and it had totally slipped my mind! We had had a rough falling out a few months back and I had always wrestled with the idea of sending a message as an olive branch, and thought his birthday would be the right opportunity. Overall, it was probably best to not reach out, but I wrote the phrase ‘Happy Belated’ down in my notes and brought it into the session. Dom and I ended up writing the whole song on guitar within an hour. I wanted this track to be the next single because I felt that, sonically, it represented a side of me that I hadn’t yet shown in my music. I grew up listening to a lot of Green Day, MCR, Rise Against, and Paramore so I wanted something that had a little more edge to it, while also maintaining a bit of that indie-pop shimmer from my last releases. Funny enough the very first reference I wanted for the production was the post chorus and guitar solo in ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams.’ Fun fact, that was my ringtone in the 5th grade.”
What is your creative process like? What do you enjoy the most and what do you find most challenging?
“When you write music, I find that you start looking everywhere for phrases and words that jump out to you for inspiration. I’m always writing down random thoughts and concepts in my notes app and recording barely intelligible voice memos in my phone whenever an idea comes to mind. It can get a bit annoying because you can forget an idea as soon as you think of it, so sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night or step out of the shower just to get something down. With that, the most challenging thing about the creative process is probably thinking you’ll never write anything good again after you’ve written something you love. Collaborating with other writers really helps get me out of that headspace, though.”
What do you hope fans/listeners take away from your music? What’s the type of message you want to send out?
“I want listeners to feel like they can project themselves onto my music and feel that it was written for them. Everyone goes through so much of the same bullshit and I just hope that I’m able to write about it in a way where something super universal can feel hyper specific to someone’s life. Nothing quite feels like listening to a song for the first time and hearing a lyric that completely describes a feeling you couldn’t put into words before. That’s what I want to be able to do for my listeners.”
Finally, what else is next for you? Any more new music on the way?
“’Happy Belated’ is just one of a few singles coming up in the next few months! I’m also planning on releasing an EP sometime during the fall so keep an eye out for that!”