by Lauren Rosier
New York native singer/songwriter, Melody Rose, introduced her heartfelt lyrics and soulful voice to a crowd at Lancaster Dispensing Company over the weekend during this year’s Launch Music Conference and Festival. Rose and keyboardist/producer, Andrew Carroll, performed a 30-minute set comprised of a group of songs that showcased her voice perfectly.
Rose performed songs off her latest self-titled record, such as “These Walls,” a heartfelt, emotional revelation of how one’s built-up walls of protection from heartache can be broken down by a new, special relationship.
“I’ve just begun to realize / In these walls, I’m paralyzed / From my thoughts that can’t stop me from thinking / Twisting, turning in the dark / These walls seem to lose their spark / All I do is try to stop from sinking / From moving on in these walls / All the color that once moved inside me / But then I see your face / And the colors race / To the walls that have found the light”
It seems as though she can sing anything from soft, sweet ballads to more quirky songs, like her cover of the late David Bowie’s “Life On Mars,” in which she closed the set.
Rose performed another beautiful song that isn’t on the record called “Some Days.”
“She spread her wings and flew away into the air / Some days will never be the same”
Cryptic Rock described Rose as similar to some of the “best female acts of the ’60s and ’70s as she gave off the vibe of an edgy Carole King, the sharp wit of Rickie Lee Jones, and the power and confidence of a seasoned Diana Ross.”
She revealed she has a sense of humor with the ironic track, “Big,” singing to a musician about making it big in the industry. Rose is definitely an artist that you need to keep an eye on. The combination of her heartfelt, raw lyrics and her soulful voice create a package that’s going to break boundaries and records.