In a strange curve ball for me I received this out and out pop track this week. Normally I tend to lean to the alternative or indie artists however this artist seems to be ploughing a furrow all of her own.
Mystery Rose is a seventeen-year-old artist who has grown up in Los Angeles. Epicentre of the “look at me” culture. Rather than buying into all of that she has decided to eschew it, in favour of letting her music speak for her. Her style is familiar It has the indie pop of Amy McDonald with the acoustic strums and the teenage snarl of Avril Lavigne.
To date she has released five singles and now is back with new single ahead of her album release later this year.
‘Stability’ is a catchy number which will earn her a lot of fans. The tale is familiar. A failed teenage relationship that our singer is reflecting on.
“Lyrically, it’s about relationships. Whether you leave someone or you get left, you still feel vulnerable, like someone took away your stability — not just with them, but for future beaus! Break-ups have a lasting effect on everyone, no matter which side they are on.”
Whilst the songs lyrics have that naivety of youth, the melody is more fleshed out, especially in the chorus. Chiming guitars over a pounding drum beat lend a real credibility which I think an acoustic version of this song would lack.
Mystery Rose has a great attitude to her music and how it is performed.
“My interest is really in creating the song. Not so much who sings it, but who listens to it and how that audience is impacted or affected by the poignancy. If other artists use my material, or if ordinary listeners are singing in the mirror, that’s cool for me. I get a kick out of being the creator, not necessarily the only performer. I hope my work is universal in its appeal and that many will want to perform it.”
‘Stability’ is out now and you can access it on your chosen platform here.