New Jersey is famous for a few things; The Nets, the Mets, football and Whitney Houston are some that pop to mind. New R&B artist Rosalind hopes to one day make the cut and be mentioned as another great that Jersey produced. If fans take to her music like she hopes they will, it shouldn’t be much of a problem.
What has it been like coming out of Jersey?
I’ll keep it real with you there are not a lot of people who have a lot of talent in jersey, but the few people who do have talent they have a lot of it. We get associated with a lot of wackness, so growing up in new jersey just kind of pushed me to really go hard and meet other artists in different parts of the country and different parts of the world and become inspired by them in order to create my own kind of lane that only I’m doing.
What type of lane is it that you’re trying to create?
Just like a mixture of everything from rock to R&B to alternative. I want to bring different types of writing to the game. I just don’t want to talk about love and all of that, I want to talk about everything including things that people really haven’t touched on yet.
How would you describe yourself?
My fashion sense is just crazy if you see me in my pictures. One of my photos looks like Flo Jo meets pop R&B with the one leg and the one arm coming out. As far as my style of music I don’t know, it’s just sexy. My voice is sexy, but I also have different lyrics that touch on things that you would read in the news, so it’s just really interesting.
If you had to compare yourself to another famous artist, who would it be and why?
A lot of people say that my vocals sound a lot like Aaliyah. My music style though is different. I have this one song called “Abduction” where I’m talking about suicide and another song called “Suicide” where I’m talking about a girl who’s is talking about committing suicide, so there’s a lot going on with my music. I really wouldn’t compare myself to anyone because I’m very different. My lyrics and my images that go with those lyrics are different. You wouldn’t look at me and think that I’m singing a song about this. My vocals are very soft and sweet, but then I have these lyrics that can be completely different.
Who writes your lyrics?
I write everything from the heart. I started writing when I was nine in an after school program with another little girl who just asked me if I wanted to write with her and since then I’ve just been a writer. I’ve been very stuck on writing my own songs.
So, what’s going on with this new project that you have coming out?
The project is called Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E Vol. 1. It’s about healing and I just decided to put a bunch of songs together from the heart. Music is like my therapy, so it’s like its healing me and at the same time if I can touch fans that would be great too. I was working on it for a little while now, maybe about four months. I took my time with it and I was in the studio pretty much four days out of the week because I just really wanted to take my time with it and make sure everything was perfect because this will be my first big project that could get a lot of attention. I’m just really excited about it. I just want to have fun with it, but also take it seriously at the same time. I want people to get to know me and hear my lyrics and songs and just love it for what it is.
How do you hope people react to this new work?
I want people to love it. I want people to think that it’s great and connect immediately with what I’m saying.