Stella Rose, the New York-based singer, poet, and musician, is back with her second single, “Angel,” alongside an accompanying music video. As remarked by PAPER contributor Jade Gomez, the track induces “auditory whiplash,” slowing things down and introducing a “folkier” and “impassioned” side of Stella Rose’s haunting siren-Esque vocality.
Speaking on the track’s music video, director Primordialfreaks wrote: “The inspiration was mainly the song itself, the dark but also light quality. I think we set out to capture the heartbreak of Angel. It’s a sad but triumphant song, like a celebration of loss and loneliness and how the most difficult things can make life purer in a strange way.”
Earlier this fall, Stella Rose made her official debut with an electrifying yet haunting single entitled “Muddled Man,” released alongside an accompanying theatrical video. The track was produced by Yves Rothman (Yves Tumor, Girlpool, Blondshell) and received acclaim from publications such as Rolling Stone UK, Clash, Brooklyn Vegan, Northern Transmissions, CREEM, and NME.
Living in New York, she is no stranger to her predecessors. Stella Rose toys with folkloric ballads’ language, narrating her inner reveries through life experiences and observation. She is a collector who hangs around even after the coffee has gone cold.
Stella Rose met Producer Yves Rothman in November 2020 in Los Angeles. After listening to her low-fi voice note poetry, Yves and Stella Rose spent two weeks together in the studio. During a time when things felt uncertain, the stars seemed to align.
Stella Rose’s debut track “Muddled Man” is like a Videodrome, a murder of your most precious possession. Her band, Stella Rose and the Dead Language, have been found playing packed-out clubs all around downtown New York and Brooklyn, opening up for bands Pretty Sick and Girlpool.
Stella Rose will be featured in the October Issue of Buffalo Zine, photographed by Richard Kern, and in an editorial for Flaunt Magazine later this year.