ROZES Will Take You "Under the Grave" in Her Most Introspective Track Yet
Philly native, Elizabeth Mencel has been garnering a lot of attention in this past year -- but you may know her better as ROZES, the owner of those jazzy vocals featured in The Chainsmokers' appropriately entitled jam "Roses" that dropped last October. After the success of this track, (it placed at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100) ROZES released her own debut EP Burn Wild in February of this year. With its title track gaining the most success, these seven songs supplied us with an airy, addictive introduction into ROZES' vocal capabilities. The EP's theme is largely an exploration of her relationships with others: there is an evident desire and seduction in her lyrics, along with a hint of vulnerability.
However, with this new track dropped on September 16th, ROZES opens herself up for us to see it all. In "Under the Grave," she holds herself accountable for what she feels was an emotional absence from the lives of the people she loves. The unconventional, almost haunting pronunciation of certain phrases in Burn Wild are juxtaposed here to ROZES' driving belt on the refrain of "Under the Grave," showcasing her impressively extensive range. With a bounce-worthy tempo throughout, this single succeeds in at once purporting a meaningful message while producing an extremely danceable pop song.