Blake Rose Releases New EP “You'll Get It When You're Older”: Streaming
Australian alt-pop singer-songwriter Blake Rose released the sophomore EP “You'll Get It When You're Older” along with a new music video for “Don't Stop The Car” directed by Julian Buchan on February 24, 2023.
It is his first project in two years since the 2021 debut EP “A World Gone By”.
The EP contains 7-track, produced by Blake Rose, Jackson Phillips and Tiggs.
On the EP, his writing grew more personal, culling the project's title from a direct dialogue with his sister over a decade prior.
“My older sister was battling drug addiction-which she is thankfully now on the other side of,” Blake Rose explained. "That period was pretty rough for our family. It had a subconscious impact on my life, and it manifested itself in some of these songs. When I was 14, she joined us on our big road trip, and she was in the depths of addiction.”
- He continued, “Since I was confused and trying to understand where she was coming from, we had a long conversation. We went back and forth, but it ended with her saying, 'You'll get it when you're older'. Those words stuck with me the whole time. As I started writing songs, our conversation would always come up. I essentially tailored the EP around the subject matter.”
He added, “When you listen to the EP, I hope you walk away with more empathy for others. Try to see all sides of the story to understand the people around you. I'm in a period of my life where I'm trying to be as empathetic as possible not necessarily just with the music, but with the world. I think I'm on the right path.”
Blake Rose explained of some tracks for the EP.
“I performed 'Demon' for the first time on tour opening for Ashe in April and it was the most exhilarating experience. I've never had that kind of reaction to an unreleased song before, which made me super excited to put it out.”
“'Magazine' is about my sister who has been suffering with drug addiction for a long time. Luckily she made it through the other side and is doing really well but I learned that my parents put a lot of blame on themselves for how her life played out.
This was baffling to me because they are objectively amazing parents but I came to realise that that's a very natural response for parents of addicts and really, anyone who has any relation to an addict.
It was important to me to write a song to remind them that even if they changed every little thing about the way they raised their daughter, it probably wouldn't have made a difference in the choices she made.”
“On the surface level, 'Use Me' is about being attracted to somebody and lust creeping into the point where you would let this person do anything to you. You're so obsessed you don't care. However, upon a closer look, one might realize the song is actually about addiction, resembling the relationship between a drug and its abuser. The substance is personified.”
“In Your Arms”
“'In Your Arms' is about a girl I really liked, but every time we were in the same city there was a different reason why we couldn't see each other. I wrote it after realizing it was probably never going to work out. This song is about wanting to pour all your love into someone but not being able to because the timing is never right.”
“Already Be Dead”
“'Already Be Dead' fully realizes the whole concept of You'll Get It When You're Older,” he notes. “Most importantly, it further cemented the respect and admiration I had gained for my sister for making it through.”
- source : Apple Music