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Moulded in the raw poeticism of Lou Reed and Nico-era Velvet Underground, sixteen year old Gabriella Rose’s dynamic songwriting comes from a deeply broken place. Her roots inject even more piercing context to the songs on her debut Lost In Translation EP, on which her voice houses her turbulent past – the loneliness, the uncertainty, and the gloom. But in analyzing her past, she has taken those experiences and written a powerful independent debut that fuses retro pop songwriting with heart and soul.
The EP also tackles themes relating to mental health, a struggle Rose is all too familiar with… songs like Welcome to the Dollhouse explore her own journey that weaves in and out of sorrow, vulnerability and an inability to understand those feelings, along with her brief stay in a psychiatric ward.
Listen to the reverb-laden title track below. The EP can be pre-ordered here.