Wanderlust and hope take center stage on new Americana album from Madeline Rose
SANTA CRUZ, CA – The last year has been a desperate one for many people around the world. Desperate for a relief from the pandemic. Desperate for a return to social normality. Desperate for something hopeful to look forward to. And now that things are starting to look brighter, musicians like Madeline Rose have the perfect soundtrack for that celebration.
Rose has released a new album that celebrates the journey through which many have traveled over the past year. It’s an album called “The Long Road,” and after only a few weeks of availability on streaming platforms it’s already receiving high praise from industry insiders. Featuring her singer/songwriter, Americana “Country Rock” vibe, the album showcases 10 songs that chronicle journeys through difficulty while also celebrating the hope that often comes on the other side of trials and tribulations.
“Music always helps people with their problems,” Rose said. “It gives you somewhere to go. We’re gonna get out of this pandemic, or out of our problems, in general, and I hope my music can be that escape for people.”
The debut single from the project is a song that shares its name with the album, “The Long Road.” It’s a song about the need to go somewhere and the wanderlust that often comes when stuck in an unwelcome situation. It’s also a song about believing in something bigger and being part of a greater purpose in life.
“It’s one of those songs that’s perfect for a road trip, or for motivating you if you have somewhere to go,” Rose said. “I wrote the song a few years ago but I believe it’s more prevalent today because we’re all in the middle of the pandemic and we don’t know how long we’re going to be in this. A lot of the songs on the album are about traveling and helping people to believe in something. And when it comes to my voice, I have more of a relaxed, reassuring voice that plays well with this kind of a project.”
Rose has also become known for having a cool, smooth rock kind of sound that features acoustic and electric guitars influenced by some of the best-known Classic Rock bands in history – artists like Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Joe Ely, and John Hiatt, to name a few. She’s even met many of her music heroes – from Elton John and Rod Stewart to Rascal Flatts and Lyle Lovett.
Rose began playing music when she was 6, and for as long as she can remember her main goal has been to make a living doing what she loves and help people by creating beautiful music. But being a musician is more than what she does – it’s who she is and who she wants to be. Music is Rose’s life, and she’s excited to take more fans along for the ride.
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