Eyes Of Glass
19th May 2023
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Today, NYC-based singer, poet, and musician Stella Rose shares her long-awaited debut LP, Eyes Of Glass, via KRO Records. Stella Rose met producer Yves Rothman in November of 2020, and after being introduced to her lo-fi voicenote poetry, Yves spent two weeks in the studio with Stella Rose, crafting the recordings seen on the new record. During a time where things remain uncertain outside the studio, the stars aligned.
Following the recent release of LP’s previous single, “Faithful” (which arrived alongside an accompanying music video directed by Ben Howley), today, Stella Rose shares a visualizer for the EP’s focus track, “Jane,” in celebration of the LP’s arrival.
Speaking on “Jane,” Stella Rose wrote:
“Swallowed back into a dream. ‘Jane’ is a flood of glassy-eyed ephemera. Where you fell in love and broke apart. Feeling so lost one winter on ‘Jane,’ and by the spring, you forget what you were looking for.”
Last year, Stella Rose made her official debut with an electrifying, yet haunting single entitled “Muddled Man,” which received praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone UK, Clash, Brooklyn Vegan, Northern Transmissions, CREEM, and NME. Later, she returned with her second single, “Angel.” As remarked by PAPER, the track induces “auditory whiplash,” slowing things down and introducing a “folkier” and “impassioned” side of Stella Rose’s haunting siren-esque vocality.
Stella Rose introduces fragments of her debut album Eyes of Glass (to be released May 19th) on the heels of two well-received singles. “Muddled Man” and “Angel” established Stella Rose as a poetic force and powerful singer. “Passionate and dissolute, ‘Muddled Man’ recalls Nick Cave at his Biblical best” (Clash). Its opposing reflection, “Angel,” with “warm, folksy croon swells into a room-filling climax” (Paper Magazine).
Eyes of Glass, recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Yves Rothman, combines the poetic soul of Stella Rose’s lyrics with the serpentine sound she and Rothman have developed. Earning its place feeling less like a descendant of what has come before, than a piece in conversation with its artistic predecessors.
Nothing outweighs the significance of creating her work. “At the end of the day, I’m a writer,” she says. “It’s the only way for me to process my feelings, and when I write I might not understand the meaning or gravity of my words but at some point later they’ll explain where I was and how I’ve grown. That’s how I make music: I collect things over time.”
Whether they’re written in fresh ink or are years old, you can be sure Stella Rose has found just the right way to use them to make an unforgettable statement that feels both of the moment yet timeless. “The best work I do,” she says, “always resonates now.”
In addition to earning praise for her work from outlets including Rolling Stone UK, Brooklyn Vegan, Paper, Clash, CREEM, and NME, she’s been embraced by like-minded artists, appearing in Hedi Slimane’s Dairies, the Buffalo Hotel Chelsea Issue 16 photographed by Richard Kern, walking in the Enfants Riches Deprims show during Paris Fashion Week, and shooting major features for magazines including Pop and Downtown Magazine.
The rising songstress has prevailed as a force to be reckoned with in New York City’s live space, creating an underground scene reminiscent of Patti Smith, Stella Rose will be making her way to the mainstage, however, in April when she opens for Depeche Mode at Madison Square Garden.
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