“I feel that music is the most powerful medium in our culture because it is a universal language. Music has the ability to move us into our heart and out of our fears.”
Hailing from Vancouver’s North Shore, Rose Ranger’s creative process is inextricably linked with the ocean and mountains that are stone’s throw away from her front door. Combined with her love of all musical genres and her utmost appreciation for all the creative arts – the blend creates a dynamic vibrancy in her songwriting process. And that sentiment is a testament to her new music. The lush songs are an ode to self-discovery, and to the subtle-yet-profound moments of life – with the results being unpredictable, vulnerable, strident and sincere. “I was always musical, I didn’t really follow any one type, I absorbed it all. I grew up dancing as a kid: ballet, tap and jazz. And with dancing there is a different style of music for each dance form. With ballet it was classical, tap was mostly Broadway show tunes and jazz dancing had pop and rock. So, I’ve been influenced by a lot of different styles of music and creative art forms.”
Now with six albums under her belt (including a Christmas album and an array of singles) the multi-talented artist is thrilled to be releasing new music into the world. This year also marks the 20th anniversary since she released her debut album back in 2002. Rose Ranger’s first single “Confession” draws on a mix of musical influences from the 1990’s but with a current 2022 era production feel. The falsetto vocals are reminiscent of 90’s era artists like Kate Bush and Prince combined with a catchy piano hook in the vein of Bruce Hornsby and chill lounge pop vibes of Sade.
“Confession” is a musical love letter to someone from the past who you’ve had an undeniable chemistry and connection with but couldn’t make it work. I think most of us have, at some point in our life felt that we weren’t ready for a something because we needed more time to get to know ourselves better and figure out what we want. Sometimes in the process of doing that we might confuse or hurt people around us because we can’t completely express what we’re feeling because we don’t entirely know either.
Sharing her songwriting process, she states:
I had sent Ryan Stewart, my co-producer, a paired down acoustic guitar version of “Confession” which was originally called “My Kind of Heaven.” We worked together for a couple of days in his recording studio and laid down the music and vocals. We had worked together before and he’s always a joy to create music with. He’s worked with a lot of accomplished Canadian artists so I know I’m in good musical hands. He’s also originally from North Vancouver too, so we have that in common as well.
In her past, Rose has studied dance, voice and choir, theatre and film acting, creative writing, psychology, philosophy, women’s studies, and neuroscience at The University of British Columbia, Cap U, American Academy of Dramatic Arts and in private classes – but it was with music that she found her path and became determined to write and sing her own songs. Rose taught herself guitar while taking workshops and music classes whenever she could; spending many nights in production studios learning about recording and vocal technique while making songwriter demos. After spending a year in the recording studio, she signed a record deal with Pacific/Warner Music and released her debut album- and she hasn’t looked back since. She has written and recorded with some of Canada’s top musicians, toured the world, opened for Keith Urban, has had music featured on key television programs like Dawson’s Creek and films such as The Bandit Hound.
Stay tuned for Rose Ranger’s new single “Confession” coming out on January 31, 2022 followed by her new album that will be available worldwide in May 2022.
Rose Ranger – Lead Vocals/Background Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Co-Producer
Ryan Stewart – Producer/Engineer/Mixer
Phil Demetro – Mastering
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