Rose Gray Premieres New Song “Cupid” on BBC Radio 1
- East London-based singer-songwriter Rose Gray premiered a new song “Cupid” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
The song is included on her new 4-track EP “Synchronicity”, produced by Alex Metric, James Greenwood, Nick Sylvester, Matthew Holmes and Phil Leigh.
It was written by Rose Gray, Matthew Holmes, and Phil Leigh. Produced by James Greenwood, Mac & Phil.
Rose Gray told Clara Amfo, “Now, I mean, we've held on for a little bit. And I feel like it's the sister to my tune, save your tears, which we love. And like for me as a writer I just wanted to write something fun. And I love to be in my fields and like, be really like sensual and write beautiful like dances. But this to me is just like, it's fun. And it's about like, I've seen it through my friends and like, there is some higher force there is something making you fall in love, and I don't know who it is. I think it might be some creature like Cupid. And I wanted to capture that energy in a song.”
- Rose Gray explained some tracks for the EP.
“I wrote 'Synchronicity' with Alex Metric in London a few months back. Alex started playing with ethereal synths, and I was instantly in love with the soundscape we had created. It reminded me of 'Bedtime Stories' by Madonna - one of my favourites. Lyrically I take you on a whimsical journey, completely losing myself and yet still feeling reassured by the power of human connection. I've always been fascinated by synchronicities.
I've always been fascinated by the late '80s to mid '90s rave scene, if I could teleport I'd go right back to Fantazia 1992. I love watching old YouTube videos of these parties. Everyone looked so free. I wanted to capture this energy in the 'Synchronicity' video. A group of friends escaping city life in a 1996 BMW convertible, leaving London behind. The trippy animation plays on this idea that we are all fragments of matter connecting on a different plain - its a little Stranger Things the upside down world vibe. That feeling when you've been driving for hours, floating through a void and then you find your destination.”
“I wrote 'Last Song' about falling for someone on the dancefloor, just as the night is coming to a close – the sun's coming up, the lights are about to come on. It's that knowing feeling that it can't last. In essence, it's a love song to myself; lyrically I play with an inner debate I actually had in the moment about being strong and leaving a situation, keeping it as something short and sweet rather than pursuing a connection. It's an ethereal house record with a sprinkle of rave and a nod to Kylie early 00's. I love it.”
- source : BBC Radio 1