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Rising Stars: Meet Hannah Rose

Today we’d like to introduce you to Hannah Rose. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Hannah Rose is a singer/songwriter from CA. Hannah grew up in a very musical family, leading her to start performing at the age of 6, teaching herself piano at 12, and learning guitar at 15. When she was 16, Hannah was signed to a record label as a pop artist and released her first self-titled album when she was 17. In 2015, Hannah entered the competition NashNext and placed 3rd in the country. She went on tour with Cassadee Pope and Raelynn and worked alongside Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun. Because of the confidence and connections, she made through NashNext, Hannah moved to Nashville to further her country music career. After living there for three years, Hannah realized that her main music goal and passion was in songwriting. Hannah Rose moved back to CA and is currently releasing her self-produced songs as well as writing for other artists. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Music has always been my number one passion, and I feel most like myself when writing songs or singing at the top of my lungs. As a result, I have been able to keep my head up when struggles do come my way, solely because I love music. 

A roadblock I have experienced over the years is not knowing exactly where I fit in the industry. I have released pop music, country music, and written for artists in other genres. The industry is constantly saying “you won’t succeed unless you find a look and a sound that is captivating”, and then expect you to never stray from that image. This has always been difficult for me because, as a creative, I am always viewing life differently depending on where I am, who I’m surrounded by or what I am going through at the time. As a result, my look and/or sound evolves and shifts to reflect where I’m currently at in life. I’ve come to value being 100% myself, even if it does not fit the roadmap to success. Why? Because when I release music that I love or dress how I like, I have a lot less stress in my life. When I’m not trying to please others, and I focus on being authentic, life and music feel like a source of happiness and inspiration, instead feeling like a burden or a chore. 

Another common struggle I face is the feeling of disappointment when songs or the content I put out doesn’t get the attention I had hoped for. It can feel really defeating, but I get past these moments of frustration by reminding myself that failure is only achieved if I give up. That is usually enough to get me to take a step back, see what lessons can be learned from the situation, and continue forward. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I have been singing for as long as I can remember, that was my first love. When I learned how to play instruments, I couldn’t stop writing songs. Music was my escape, my healer, and the songs I was writing were like my diary entries. I have been creating for myself and other artists since. In 2020, I learned how to produce music. This was very exciting because it gave me the ability to share music that is 100% me. Every lyric, melody, beat, and instrument you hear in each track are the sounds I heard in my head when crafting the song; it feels like an amazing accomplishment to have learned this tool. Being an independent artist, songwriter, and producer has been a unique, lively, and difficult journey, and I have loved all the lessons and experiences it has brought into my life. I hope to inspire other artists and dreamers to create for themselves, explore their style, be authentic, and release projects they are proud of. 

Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
In the next 5-10 years, I see more singers, songwriters, and producers being 100 % independent. Social media (TikTok specifically) has discovered countless artists, getting more people seen and heard, without them having to leave their bedroom. The trends I’m seeing in music at the moment are creatives not being afraid to blend genres or to be vulnerable. It feels as though creatives are being as honest as ever in their music, and in sharing their day-to-day lives and struggles. It has inspired me, and I’m sure more dreamers, to do the same. I love that musicians are becoming more experimental, and I am looking forward to seeing how this new mindset affects music as a collective. 

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