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Today we’d like to introduce you to Signed, Rosie.

Hi Signed, Rosie, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I joined the theatre scene at a very young age. Over the years, I had a growing love for singing and performance – being on stage is in my blood. The summer after I graduated college was a very difficult time for me emotionally. I started writing poetry, and when I showed it to a coworker, who knew I was a singer, he suggested we make an EP. Eight months later, my first project “Cold Summer” dropped, and it was my greatest accomplishment. I poured my soul into those days in and out of the studio. I don’t think many realize that songwriting can be extremely personal and emotional, and recording is not just something you go do and then you’re done. There are many tears, grief, frustration, obstacles you must go through in order to make this art. The things I was writing about were all true (and always will be) – it was not easy to sing about those things that came with such depression and anxiety at the time I was writing about them. It brings up a lot of old (and sometimes current) emotions and memories. But – I wouldn’t change this for the world. This is my therapy.

Today, I am on a record label called Divisive Records that in based in New York. I get to fly to Las Vegas every few months to work with my producer, Nick Taylor (@callgrlmusic). I play shows every few months around LA. I write almost every single day, whether it’s a full song or just a phrase on a napkin. I have truly shaped my music career in a way that works for me and makes me happy.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been an easy road. And I think a lot of artists would say the same. If you are really putting everything you have into this work, it is extremely emotional and takes up most of your days. Fun! But. Emotional. Especially for me, as a *cancer woman*, I could cry on the spot at any given moment. ANYWAYS, songwriting, studio time, labels, social media, photoshoots, video shoots, being broke, oh my god. I could go on and on. I was putting a lot of pressure on myself when I moved to LA. I arrived from Connecticut, got a full-time nannying job, and said okay. This is it. I met a lot of great people and a lot of really not great people. Not everyone wants the best for you, and unfortunately I learned that the hard way. But it took just one bad experience to learn that. I said: I NEED TO PROTECT MY ENERGY. I’ve made my mistakes along the way by trusting people, but it’s way easier to recognize the malice in people now.

This path is definitely not for everyone. But, my gratitude and work ethic have come from some of the most difficult times in my life.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am an indie-pop artist! I am most proud of the fact that I am doing this at all, honestly. I could have given up so many times. But, my true love for it kept me going. Last year, I made the decision to purely only do this for the love and nothing else. Not money, fame, what have you. I started to resent this work when I was put in sh*tty situations if I’m being honest. I never want music to be a place of negativity for me. So, I do it as an “escape”, which isn’t even really one because I enjoy every aspect of my life, but the actual act of singing is different for me. On a stage, singing to people who want to listen, carving every note out of my vocal cords. I think that’s what makes me different – my intentions in this industry.

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