Alba Rose – Holding On [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Ethereal, authentic, fun

Tell us a few things about your new song “Holding On”. What is the main idea behind it?

‘Holding On’ is a track that goes through the multiple emotions involved when learning to let go of someone or something that you’re not yet ready to. It goes through the highs and lows of a relationship and accepting the uncomfortable reality of a situation, playing between optimism and hope, and cynicism and doubt. This was my sophomore release, prior to the release of my debut EP ‘Silhouette’, which is a 4-track body of work ?

What first got you into music?

When I was in high school and I auditioned to be in the school musical. My audition went terribly, I forgot all the words but my music teacher thought I had a good voice so set me up with a vocal coach. After a few sessions with her I caught the bug and then started performing in school shows and community events, and that was in my final two years of school, so around 201

What do you enjoy most? Writing music or performing your music live?

Hmmm I like both these aspects of music in different ways, and go in and out of enjoying one more than the other at different stages of the year. At the moment I have been focusing more on the live sound aspect of music, so tours, shows and performing. I’m in a real roll with this, and am loving building my confidence up on the stage, yet I haven’t written music in ages, so am starting to get really excited about the idea of writing and producing some new tracks. With new tracks comes a new vision and project. That’s probably the most exciting thing for me right now, all the prospects of the new year and new tunes.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

Covid-19. Its so hard to maintain the mental strength to keep going and continually back yourself when things are so unstable and unpredictable in the world. Its definaily a hard industry and career path to choose at the moment, as it feels like so much is pushing back against you, when things you love and things you want to do shoul just happen naturally and feel like they click. I know that all good things take work and time, so it the challenge has been learning to mitigate that time, and keep moving even through the doubt and unmotivated patches.

Which book should we read while listening to your music?

Ottolenghi’s new cook book please

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

oooo… I’d probably be hustling trying to earn some serious money so that I could go and explore the world, specifically Spain and South America. I’ve been longing to travel for years now, there’s so much I can’t wait to explore and experience

Thank you!

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