Rose Redd is a beautiful contradiction. Eighteen years in age but unfathomably older in soul, her music has its roots in darker days, experiences, and stories and finds its bloom in both release and connection.
Equally at home with a stirring acoustic vibe or midnight pop, her poignant verses and explosive choruses let you know that she makes music because she has to.
Born in the sleepy British seaside town of Eastbourne, at six months old Redd relocated with her family to the West Midlands.
She was raised on a varied musical diet of everything from Ella Fitzgerald to Iron Maiden to Kate Bush, greedily consuming it all.
At the tender age of twelve she first found a kindred spirit in Depeche Mode's Martin Gore, whose lyrics spoke to her as a troubled young woman and gave her the inspiration to pick up a guitar for the first time and explore songwriting as a means of expression.
She's come a long way since portraying a singing sunflower in a kindergarten play. Along with touring and gigging extensively she has been working on her first single with producer Gavin Monaghan, known for his work with Editors, Scott Matthews, and Robert Plant, among others.
Gavin said, "Redd is a rare talent, an artist who effortlessly transcends genres and makes you feel like you've known her forever."
"Perfectly Useless" is a bewitching contrast of radio-friendly pop with lyrical themes of emotional rawness and yearning.
Accompanied by its acoustic counterpart Rose Redd's debut release is pure emotive magic.