Over the last two years, life has been an adjustment for all artists, but for those that mainly rely on live performance, things have been even more challenging. Coming out of Las Vegas by way of Britain, rising songstress Rockie Brown experienced this exact hardship, as most of her income was expected to come from an extensive tour, including a performance at SXSW. Instead of sitting around for 15 months, however, she sharpened and refined her sound and craft as a songwriter, and was rewarded with a handful of notable shows around Las Vegas, including performing as the singer in the house band for the Last Vegas Raiders. Looking to showcase the growth she has experienced recently on record, she has shared a new single titled "Alive".
With a gloomy tone created by haunting melodies containing relatable lyrics, "Alive" is a definitive example of the dark-pop aesthetic that Brown has come to embrace. She showcases her infectious songwriting atop a ghostly soundscape consisting of eery synths ringing out above heavy, raw drums. Her singing voice is idiosyncratic as well, with a warbling, raspy tone that enhances the overall moodiness of the song. Featuring a powerful, driving sound containing unsettling undertones, "Alive" makes for an addictive, thrilling listening experience.
The latest from Las Vegas' Rockie Brown, "Alive" finds her diving deeper into the dark-pop aesthetics she has been developing. With an intriguingly nocturnal, vaguely unnerving soundscape and powerful vocals, this song makes for a heart-pumping and infectious listen.