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  • Willow Gray

Review: "Try Again" - ROSIE

“Try Again” explores innate fears that accumulate into someone becoming scared for things such as love and relationships. Your most recent lost love still lingers within everything you do. Despite the constant pain you feel from their absence, you can never bring yourself to just reach out to them. Any hint of closure or reconciliation is quickly destroyed by your fears. It seems as though many things other than communication make you fearful. Dangerous situations like reckless driving and even the concept of death take over your mind and you are left terrified. You helplessly wonder if all these accumulated fears permeate into most aspects of your life. Being scared of life itself makes your fears behind love explainable. What if you and your ex never find each other again? What if they never realize you were soulmates. The palpable fear of every possible outcome for your love story bleeds into most aspects of your own life.

“Try Again” is an indie dream pop anthem that relies on simple melodies and instrumentation to represent the overarching somber narrative. We begin with just two elements to introduce us to this vulnerable story: ROSIE's vocals and guitar strums. The tone is set carefully and effectively with these two elements playing off each other. Gradually, a slight ambience is added as the chorus begins. This ambience is accompanied by slight harmonies and percussion sprinkled in the background. These gradual increases allow the narrative’s emotional nature to become more prominent. The bridge exudes the full effect of the building up as a chorus of voices intertwine with ROSIE’s. Each element blends together to create an effective story and melodic experience.

ROSIE is a singer-songwriter from New York. Growing up in a musical family, she has always had a fixation on music and songwriting. She began creating her own music at age 12 and has since skyrocketed a career. ROSIE has amassed thousands of followers on various social media platforms, her primary site being TikTok. She has gained millions of views on TikTok and over 3 million listeners on Spotify. She is well known for advocacy posts on various important social and political topics. She incorporates her own experiences with mental health and negative life experiences into her music. Make sure to follow her on social media and give “Try Again” a listen!

Written By Willow Gray



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