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October 14, 2020

Rozzi Shares Intimate New Ballad "Orange Skies"

 

 

A portion of proceeds donated to American Red Cross (Western Wildfires) and Sonoma Family Meal to assist in the West Coast wildfire relief efforts. “Orange Skies” available across platforms HERE.

Armed with behemoth vocals and a singular creative vision, Rozzi recently released her relatable quarantine single “Best Friend Song” which found support across E!, Ladygunn, American Songwriter, SiriusXM Pulse, Spotify “Pop Prism” + “Tomorrow’s Hits” and much more. Today she refocuses outward with new “Orange Skies” (S-Curve Records/BMG) premiered with Blackbook Magazine, a timely, reflective ballad about the disastrous fires that have recently ravaged her home state of California - already reaching a record 4-million acres of devastation this year. Passionate about the recovery effort and furthering the discussion of Climate Change, both Rozzi, her co-writer/producer - Eric Leva - and her label, S-Curve Records will donate a portion of proceeds to The American Red Cross (Western Wildfires) and the Bay Area’s Sonoma Family Meal.
Rozzi shares, "I wrote ‘Orange Skies’ the last time my state was in flames. It was December of 2019 and Los Angeles was covered in smoke. I remember breathing that air as I walked to my friend Eric’s house, where we felt pulled to write about the fires and about climate change. Despite the massiveness of the issue, I knew I wanted to make the song personal - because of course the underlying issue itself is personal. Climate change isn’t some mythical thing happening to other people, in other places - it’s happening right now, right outside our doors - and we wanted to highlight that intimacy. A few weeks ago, when images showed my hometown San Francisco under literal orange skies, I knew we had to finish and release the song and donate the royalties to organizations helping with the relief efforts."
Rozzi will release a new body of work in early 2021, stay tuned for more news coming soon!

October 5, 2020 

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Take one look at Rozzi’s discography and you’ll find a treasure trove of anecdotes and personal details from her life. Every lyric is tinged with emotion and depth — from the moment Rosalind Elizabeth “Rozzi” Crane could sing, she knew there was nothing else she could imagine doing for the rest of her life. 

 

“Music is the only thing that’s ever been my calling,” Rozzi said. “I just can’t remember a time that I didn’t feel obsessed with it.”

Rozzi’s first performance, singing “I’m Sensitive” by Jewel at her first grade talent show, was the moment that started it all.   “At that moment, I knew I wanted to chase that feeling forever and that was the beginning of my [musical] journey,” Rozzi said. 

The 29-year-old indie-pop singer hails from San Francisco and grew up writing songs and attending vocal lessons. In 2009, she was accepted to USC’s Thornton School of Music as a member of the popular music program’s inaugural class. 

September 14, 2020

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Best friends are truly hard to come by, so when you know you’ve found the one for you, you rarely let them go.

Back when she was a student at USC, singer/songwriter Rozzi found her BFF in the dorms and instantly bonded over mutual friends and relatable high school memories after finding out they both grew up in the Bay Area. Fast forward years later and the girls are inseparable. Describing their dynamic as “family,” Rozzi is sharing all of her inside jokes and favorite memories with her best friend in her latest single, appropriately titled “Best Friend Song,” which she released back in August.

Written with collaborators Charlie Snyder (Machine Gun Kelly, Bebe Rexha, G-Eazy) and Zak Waters (Betty Who, JoJo, SHINee), and co-produced by Zak Waters, Steve Greenberg, Michael Mangini and AJR brothers Jack Metzger and Ryan Metzger, “Best Friend Song” is the ultimate pop anthem dedicated to lifelong friendship.

September 11, 2020 

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Rozzi’s “Best Friend Song”  is giving us major late summer vibes. The infectious bop is the singer/songwriter’s newest ditty about her best friend Tatti and could really relate to anyone’s best friend. It wasn’t even meant to be released, but it was so universal that the singer agreed it must be. “My goal for the song is for people to connect with it.” Rozzi told LADYGUNN. “I also hope it helps people connect with friends they can’t hang out with right now.”

Rozzi made her debut in the scene with 2015’s Space EP and has blossomed to become one of the next big pop sensations. Rozzi has also worked with a few great talents—Kendrick Lamar, Adam Levine, and Pusha T. Kendrick Lamar and Pusha T joined her in the studio on tracks, respectively. “I toured with Maroon 5 every night and sang the Christina Aguilera part on ‘Moves Like Jagger’ on stage. It was an amazing experience.”

Touring with Maroon 5 and working with Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar is impressive alone, but her unique husky set of vocals is what is propelling her to new heights. “I’ve been singing my whole life and had various voice teachers over the years. I grew up imitating my favorite voices—Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, and Amy Winehouse. I learned their albums note for note. I think that’s where my influences show in my voice,” says the pop starlet.

Inspired by the great legends, Rozzi isn’t afraid to share her inner self when it comes to songwriting. “As a songwriter, I love Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac and Paul McCartney. I’m also inspired by artists who are not afraid to share their lives with the public. Alanis Morissette is a good example with Jagged Little Pill. I think it’s scary to share personal thoughts, but I get inspired from artists who do so,” the singer shares.

Rozzi loves her female counterparts. “If I list my favorite singers, though, ninety percent would be female. Yes, it is a competitive market, but I always root for them.” There are incredible female producers, writers, and engineers out there as well who Rozzi believes could use more representation. “If we see more female producers, it will inspire more women to follow. I love working with women but it’s hard to find. I have worked with some incredible women including Wendy Wang, who I wrote with for the first half of my upcoming album,” admits the singer.
 

Zak Waters (writer for Jordin Sparks) and Charlie Snyder were two of Rozzi’s favorite producers who helped helm “Best Friend Song.” “I wrote a lot of songs with them. “I asked them if it was wrong to exploit their brilliant talents to write a joke song for my friend, but they were down with the whole process,” Rozzi says.

Rozzi’s new album is due out by year’s end. It may just be the pop opus that we have been waiting for. “I’m really proud of it. I made it mostly in London with producer George Moore. It’s my most personal yet, I feel very connected to it, and cannot wait to share it with everybody,” Rozzi told LADYGUNN.

September 8, 2020

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Everyone from Queen to Randy Newman has taken a shot at capturing the magic of friendship in song-form. It’s true that on the stormy sea of life, there is no better place to dock and take shelter than in the company of a good companion — which is why there is such an immense breadth of material to pull from if you’re seeking to write a song honoring the arrangement. A best friend is truly one of the best “best” things to have. One artist who is well-acquainted with this truth is Rozzi, who released her version of the best friend song — conveniently entitled “Best Friend Song” — on August 14.

“I wrote this song because my best friend Tatti was moving out and we were sad about it,” Rozzi told American Songwriter. “It was the end of an era. I wrote it for her and to make us laugh. I really never thought I’d release it. It went through many iterations before we got the version you hear now — the song works many different ways which almost made it harder to find the right way.”

September 3, 2020

"Capture Your Moment": A Conversation with Singer/Songwriter Rozzi Crane

 

 

 

 

 

BMI recently caught up with Crane to find out how she is staying creative and making it all work. Here’s what she had to say.

How is this experience forcing you to adapt [to the COVID-19 pandemic]? What online tools are you using, if any?

"The biggest silver lining has been how much piano I’ve had to play. Whenever I needed to perform I’ve had to do it alone because no one else is allowed in my house! It’s helped me cross the line into being good enough to actually enjoy playing. Now I play piano every time I sing. It makes me feel even more connected to my own songs."

What advice would you share with your fellow songwriters for getting through this?

"I think we need to have patience with ourselves. I asked my 95-year-old nana what was worse, quarantine or WW2, and she said quarantine. I’m sure she’s kind of kidding, but the point is this is CRAZY! We should try our bests to stay creative and we should forgive ourselves when things don’t go as planned. And if we feel more anxious or more sad or more angry than normal, that really makes a lot of sense."

What is the one thing you are most looking forward to doing when this is over?

"Singing live. Going to a show at the Hollywood Bowl. Going to a crowded dance party. Not being afraid of my friends!"

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August 27, 2020

Pop recording artist Rozzi chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about "Best Friend Song," her music inspirations, and she offered advice for young and aspiring singers.

Regarding her new single "Best Friend Song," she said, "I wrote it the day my best friend Tatti moved out of our apartment. We lived together for years and when she left, it felt like the end of an era. I was sad but I didn’t want to write a sad song so I wrote something funny instead. I never thought I'd release it, it was just for us."

Regarding her music inspirations, she said, "My life inspires me. I write very personal songs. Sometimes I wish I didn’t because, when they come out, I feel kind of exposed. But it’s the only way I know how to do it. My hope is that I’m doing for someone what my heroes have done for me. When you hear Stevie Nicks or Alanis Morrisette or Beyoncé be so fearless with their lyrics, it makes you feel less alone."

August 14, 2020

"Rozzi — "Best Friend Song (Lemon Ice Mix)"
The indie pop sensation with a set of killer pipes is back with this delightful ode to her BFF. An adorable reminder that this woman can sing."
Rozzi Releases "Best Friend Song" on S-Curve Records

August 14, 2020 

Today, vocal powerhouse and singer-songwriter Rozzi officially returns with her new single “Best Friend Song” via S-Curve Records.  Written with collaborators Charlie Snyder (Machine Gun Kelly, Bebe Rexha, G-Eazy) and Zak Waters (Betty Who, JoJo, SHINee), and co-produced by Zak Waters, Steve Greenberg, Michael Mangini and AJR brothers Jack Metzger and Ryan Metzger, “Best Friend Song” is the ultimate pop anthem dedicated to lifelong friendship. The song is available everywhere now here.
 
Watch the lyric video here.
 
“It started as a tribute to my friendship with Tatti, and to make her laugh,” she explains. “We lived together for so many years, through college and beyond, but she was moving in with her boyfriend, so I was sad. It was the end of an era. I didn’t want to write a weepy song though. I wanted to do something fun, and never for a moment imagined it would end up being released as my first single. Every line is an inside joke. I didn’t think anyone else would hear it, which is when I often write my best songs. I sang it to embarrass her at a New York show. It’s probably the truest love song I’ve ever written. Tatti was like, ‘It’s gonna be your big hit, because I’m the only one you ever really loved!’ There might be some truth to the second part!”
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