ARIANA AND THE ROSE IS STAR-BOUND ON NEW EP

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Today, Ariana and the Rose drops the first phase of her two-part ‘Constellations’ EP (part 2 out in early 2020), cementing her deserved place as one of pop music’s stars-on-the-rise. The four-track EP is a versatile taste of her critically acclaimed music catalog that has made the Brooklyn multi-hyphenate a nightlife staple in NYC and one of the most exciting new voices in the pop galaxy.

With a “vibrant, club-ready” (Consequence of Sound) sound that is effortlessly addictive and undeniably current while still paying respect to the synth pop and new wave of yesteryear, Ariana and the Rose is not just power pop with earworm hooks, but also with big heart and emotional integrity (also demonstrated by her often using her live performances and platform to promote inclusivity, body positivity, and social justice).

These songs are a collection of moments inspired by what it means to feel empowered and independent inside of our relationships. I want the EP to take people on a journey through choosing yourself and what it looks like to come out the other side of that.
— Ariana

The EP’s first single is “You Were Never My Boyfriend”, which builds from its unassuming humble intro into an ingenious kiss-off anthem that showcases the “kaleidoscope” that is Ariana and the Rose: “she’s honest and can be stripped bare one moment, but isn’t afraid to go big, to experiment, and feel glam in the other” (Earmilk).

The EP also contains “True Love” which has become a live show fan favorite due to its danceable groove and message of celebrating love (Ariana partnered with LOGO to debut its PRIDE-inspired video), as well as “Honesty” a brutally vulnerable self-reflected ballad about facing both the truth in your heart and of your actions. Lastly, the EP includes an unexpected take on *NSYNC’s 2000 hyper smash “Bye Bye Bye”, turning the energetic pop hit about bidding adieu to an ex-lover into a dark, stirring slow-burn that enlightens the source material’s anguished lyrics through Ariana’s hypnotic vocal performance.

The ‘Constellations’ (Part 1) EP follows the release of the celebrated stand-alone singles “Lonely Star” (a galactic message on unity with an equally sci-fi video), her unanimously praised disco bop “Night Owl” (that received positive reactions from Consequence of Sound, Time, Refinery 29, Nylon and many more), the most recent massively successful installment of her self-curated immersive music nightlife party “light + space” which took place in Bushwick earlier this month, and a performance spot at the 25th anniversary of the Vans Warped Tour just last weekend. Ariana will have additional live dates throughout the year as well.


PRAISE FOR ARIANA AND THE ROSE

  • “…lyrically sincere, sonically enveloping synth-pop.” - Billboard

  • “If Robyn's brand of cerebral pop music appeals to you, then Ariana and the Rose is right up your alley.” - Refinery29

  • "She's the rare artist who tells a full narrative in a song that you also want to dance to..." - PAPER

  • "...creates a sparkly, occasionally euphoric, dance-angled kind of synth-pop that'll find favor with fans of Charli XCX." - Noisey

  • “Exists to propel people into the light, be it the one in your heart or the one shooting from a disco ball.” - Consequence of Sound

  • “…makes us want to jump our feet and dance to the edge of eternity.” - New Now Next

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