Typically new music drops on Fridays, but we’re giving you a gift a little early today. That’s because multi-platinum artist ROZES is exclusively premiering her brand-new single with us, and you’ll definitely want to check it out. It’s “Numbed Up” by ROZES feat. NexXthursday, and you’ll like it because it’s very relatable. Upon first listen, it might sound like it’s about doing a bunch of drugs and self-medicating and being numb to the world. And, I mean, that is one valid interpretation—there are lyrics about weed and pills and featured rapper NexXthursday’s opening line in his verse is, “I can’t feel my face when I’m with you”. But there’s also a deeper meaning behind this extremely catchy dance-pop track. ROZES, a major mental health awareness advocate, says she wrote the track while she was learning to balance her mental health with her demanding touring schedule. She says, “With distractions and ‘noise’ all around, it’s hard to shut off that part of your brain that says ‘don’t you want to feel more alive for tonight?'” (as she sings in the chorus). So yeah, it’s the type of song you’d find yourself dancing to at an electronic festival, but there’s also an element of realness and vulnerability.
“Numbed Up” by ROZES feat. NexXthursday is dope, plain and simple, and you won’t get to listen to it anywhere else but here today. After listening to “Numbed Out” by ROZES, you’ll probably want to put it on your pregaming playlist immediately. We’re predicting that this song will be everywhere, and with ROZES’ 2018 debut EP on the horizon, she’s the up-and-coming artist to watch this year.
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If Valentine’s Day left you ready to get hot and heavy, or at least ready to send that text that you probably shouldn’t, you need to gather all the right supplies. Between cleaning your apartment, trying on every piece of lingerie in your closet, and throwing on all of the makeup you own, what betch has the time to concoct the perfect mood-setting playlist? Not to fear—we’re here to help you make at least one good decision this weekend: Listen to ROZES x Nicky Romero’s new single, “Where Would We Be.” ROZES’ silky-smooth vocals and Romero’s classic melody create ~intimate~ playlist gold in a sensual rumination on love, life, and bittersweet romantic nostalgia. This song is perfect for whatever mood you’re in, whether you’re pregaming, getting ready to go out, or having a dance party alone in front of your mirror (just me on that one?). Warning: maybe don’t listen while you’re scrolling through your ex’s Insta.
You may remember ROZES from her co-writing and singing credit on The Chainsmoker’s “Roses,” or maybe you caught her at Coachella, SXSW, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, or her amazing performance at the Betches Meme Gala. A vocal powerhouse and versatile artist, ROZES’ sound and soulfulness has only grown with her latest outing. Throw in a melody from superstar Dutch DJ and producer Nicky Romero and you have playlist gold. This true power duo will def be topping the charts. Listen below so you can be the first to know and love that song every betch is gonna cry to in a bar in the next few months.
Image: Justin James Muir