Los Angeles isn’t all roses and sunshine for pop newcomer Katy Rose. “I’m definitely not chipper,” the 16-year-old tells Chart magazine. “That’s like the antithesis of me. [My music is] definitely coming from a sad level. I wouldn’t say angry, if anything, I’m more angry at myself than anyone else. It’s not like, Alanis-type angry or Mandy Moore-chipper pop-happy stuff. I think it’s all coming from a dark side. There are elements of hope that appear very subtly. There are no songs that are completely about hope, or completely happy.”
Katy Rose is am amazing new artist hitting the music scene! Her album ‘Because I Can’ is in stores Jan 27th, and let me tell you- this girl has talent.
It’s easy as first glance to want to compare her to Avril, but trust me, one listen to her album, and you’ll see how different she is. First of all, she’s not selling an “anti-Britney” image. She’s not trying to be “punk” or “hardcore” or a “bad girl”- and she’s not against any artist. She’s fully herself. (Plus, her album was done before Avril’s even came out,lol)
KriSeLen.com caught up with Katy Rose for a Q&A and asked the singer about comparisons to Avril Lavigne and Liz Phair and what she thinks sets her apart from the others. “I knew that I would inevitably be compared to other artists when I began this process,” Rose said. “The masses need something pull from when they’re exposed to new music. The general population is also rather uneducated on the topic of music. That’s fine. The fact of the matter is, is that it is blatantly obvious that I’m ‘different’ or rather that I am my own person and artist when people listen to the record and/or my B-sides ect… People will judge. That is a sad truth in life; but I just have to prepare myself for that. I basically just stay in my own world and make my own music. I haven’t really heard all that much of Avril’s music, but I commend her for working hard at whatever it is she’s doing (and the same goes for everyone else out there).”
This week on MTV’s Total Request Live will be two artists as part of their ‘Pre-RL’ of 2004. Look for Ben Jelen on Wednesday (January 7) and Katy Rose on Thursday (January 8).
The New York Daily News profiled the latest batch of female pop stars including Leslie Mills, Fefe Dobson, Katy Rose, Maria, Christina Milian, Joss Stone, Tiffany Villarreal, and Tina Ann. Dobson says she turned to the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain for inspiration when prepping her self titled debut. “When I was recording,” recalls Dobson, “I’d look at Kurt Cobain’s poster on the wall and it felt like he was telling me, ‘You can do it!'”
Katy Rose’s debut music video ‘Overdrive’, from her forthcoming debut album ‘Because I Can’ is streaming on YouTube. Check it out below.
Chart Attack caught up with Katy Rose to discuss her debut album ‘Because I Can’, set for an October 7th release. The 16-year-old singer/songwriter from Canada of course was asked about being compared to Avril Lavigne. “I haven’t really heard that I’m the next Avril,” she insisted. “I think that’s probably more relevant here in Canada, since she’s Canadian. But once you listen to the CD, you’ll see there’s absolutely no comparison. It’s not like I don’t like her music, I just don’t listen to it. That kind of music doesn’t really appeal to me.” Read more.
Avril Lavigne Picks Up Home In Toronto
September 7, 2003 – Rita Zekas of the Toronto Star reports that Avril Lavigne has just purchased a home in the city’s Cabbagetown district. And for autograph seekers, Zekas adds that the tiny singer frequents Fresh By Juice For Life’s Queen St. W. location.