Australia’s Amy Rose released "Awake Alive" at the end of 2014, a pulsing electro-pop track dressed from head to toe in buzzy bass and accessorized with sparkly synth. With a shadowy electronic BANKS vibe and the soul of Jessie Ware, Rose is an example of opposing traits – strength and grace – merging to create a beguiling soundscape.
Having escaped a religious cult with her family, Rose’s internal struggle becomes a rebellion set to music in this eye-opening and emotional video. And whether purposeful or not, the imagery of dancing ocean-side, staring out a window, and crying in the shower are all very visually freeing demonstrations of feeling human, awake and alive.
Amy Rose might have a conventional name, but her blue hair and tattoos make us think twice before placing her in any category. We’re excited to see what else this Sydney songstress has to offer. If you’re intrigued too, you can follow her around (digitally that is) below: