Rosie Alena's music has a timeless, classic feel to it, using the piano heavily, the subtly unconventional songwriting on display allows Rosie’s voice to float over the music with a serene power. Across Pixelated Images, the Londoner is able to command the listeners attention whilst also maintaining a sense of vulnerability; where rawness plays against lush instrumentation to captivating effect.
Taking influence from Joni Mitchell and Angel Olsen to Tori Amos, Sufjan Stevens and Esperanza Spalding, Rosie played her first gig when she was just 14 at the 12 Bar Club in Soho and has been enchanting audiences with her eclectic compositions and goosebump-inducing vocal capabilities ever since.
After producer Oli Barton-Wood (Porridge Radio, Nilufer Yanya) spotted her at a show in Peckham, they decamped to his studio last year for some fruitful recording sessions. Blessed with a wealth of highly-skilled musicians as friends including black midi, Olivia Dean and Blossom Caldarone, Rosie’s rotating but consistently excellent backing band have gigged relentlessly, notably touring Europe with Alex Cameronand the UK with Indigo De Souza.
"Rosie Alena doesn't make songs that go in a straight line" - CLASH
“She crafts haunting and dreamy soundscapes that’ll cover you in goosebumps on your first listen.” - DIY Magazine
"Rosie’s music explores intimate moments at a molecular level - cloaking tracks in nuance" - The Line of Best Fit
"Her music is characterised by her angelic vocals and tender layers of orchestral instruments” - Wax Music