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Rising Stars: Meet Rose The Mermaid

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rose The Mermaid.

Hello Rose The Mermaid, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I’ve been enamored with music all my life. My grandma was in a women’s choir and I would spend hours listening to her play the organ and sing along with her.

When she passed away, I turned my love for writing poetry into lyrics and songs as a way to be close to her; but only for myself, never anyone else. In January of 2019, I crossed paths with Jehry and Tara of FBA and the rest is history. I started writing new music and released my first singles “Tides” and “Currents” and began this crazy journey as a music artist.

As a kid, I was obsessed with the ocean and would spend all day playing “Mermaids” in the pool. So when it became time to choose how I wanted to enter the music industry, the name Rose The Mermaid just felt right. Now, I’m “Famous By Association” and hoping to release my first EP this year.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Nothing in life that is worth it ever comes easy, that’s something my grandma always said. Music was my happy place for so long but when I lost my grandma, I lost myself.

I stopped singing for a long time. After a while, I realized I could use my darkest moments to find the light. Music could bring me closer to the ones I’ve lost and get me through my hardest days. I taught myself how to play the piano and began to sing again.

But being a female in the industry is hard, I’ve had people not take me seriously or only want to get me in the studio for one thing. That kept me from ever doing music for real and had me doubt my own talents. Once I met FBA that changed. I finally felt seen and I could finally pursue music my way.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a singer and songwriter and that’s a really fun way of saying I’m a storyteller. I get to use my experiences in life and put them to a catchy beat for everyone to sing along with. Since I’m still new to the scene, I’d like to be known for being real and relatable, for putting into words things others might not have the chance to.

I want to leave my soul on the stage every time I perform. I’m blessed with the talent to sing and play, but writing will always be my first love. I hope my lyrics stay with people long after I’m gone, even if I never make it ‘big” according to society’s standard.

Every single thing I do in music is the biggest accomplishment in my life. I never saw myself on this path, sure I dreamed of it, but never thought it would be possible. I’m really proud of myself and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.

We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Success is a hustle.

Working towards a goal, no matter how big, and reaching it, that’s success; but success doesn’t end once you’ve obtained it, you gotta keep grinding. For me, to be able to pursue music and get to perform is all a dream come true. Music literally saved my life.

I feel honored to be able to be a voice for others. If I touch one person, or a thousand, to me that’s pretty successful.

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Megan Reed Photography and Tara FBA

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