Aussie Artist Blake Rose Makes Debut With Electro-Pop Single "Hotel Room"
It’s not every day that a kid from Perth bursts onto the competitive LA music scene and thrives, but that’s exactly what happened for Blake Rose. The Australian-born singer-songwriter started off playing didgeridoo when he was just five years old — fast forward over a decade later and he’s since magnified that musical talent by learning guitar, honing in on his vocal ability, and dabbling in production. His youth spent busking on Perth streets scored him enough to make his way out to Los Angeles where he now resides, already a powerful alt-pop presence with just one release under his belt. That’s a feat not many can expect to accomplish, but Blake’s done it with relative ease.
A few weeks ago, Blake dropped “Hotel Room,” a punchy electro-pop anthem that has garnered over 300,000 streams on the audio alone in under two weeks. His socials are buzzing with thousands of loyal Blake Rose fans desperate for his next release (you bet your ass you can count me in as one of those fangirls). Between his impossibly smooth vocals and the in-your-face production style accompanying it, it’s no wonder we’re all holding our breath for more from the young artist.
“Hotel Room” opens with a slick piano line pulsing beneath Blake’s croon, joined quickly by the electric sizzle of guitar, searing strums warbling above percussive slaps and the plink of keys. Soon, the arrangement erupts in an explosion of dark synth layers fighting for space in a soundscape swollen with electro-pop energy. Throughout the track, Blake himself battles between a sultry croon during those story-driven verses vs. the impassioned delivery he howls at the hook, bitterly spitting “Get the hell out” while the arrangement throbs and smacks. It’s an anthem for the ghosted, the betrayed, the love-lost, so there’s an element of heavy emotion here, but Blake makes it accessible by expertly crafting it into a wild, soulful alt-pop gem.