Rose Ranger has a Confession to make in her gorgeous new single and lyric video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The Vancouver singer-songwriter’s latest single draws on a mix of musical influences from the 1990s, but with a current 2022 era production feel. The falsetto vocals are reminiscent of 90’s era artists like Kate Bush and Prince combined with a catchy piano hook in the vein of Bruce Hornsby and chill lounge pop vibes of Sade.
“Confession is a musical love letter to someone from the past who you’ve had an undeniable chemistry and connection with but couldn’t make it work,” Ranger explains. “I think most of us have, at some point in our life felt that we weren’t ready for a something because we needed more time to get to know ourselves better and figure out what we want. Sometimes in the process of doing that we might confuse or hurt people around us because we can’t completely express what we’re feeling because we don’t entirely know either.”
Hailing from Vancouver’s North Shore, Ranger’s creative process is inextricably linked with the ocean and mountains that are stone’s throw from her front door. She has written and recorded with some of Canada’s top musicians, toured the world, opened for Keith Urban, and had her music featured on programs like Dawson’s Creek and films such as The Bandit Hound. Combined with her love of all musical genres and her appreciation for all the creative arts, the blend creates a dynamic vibrancy in her songwriting. Her lush songs are an ode to self-discovery, and to the subtle-yet-profound moments of life — with the results being unpredictable, vulnerable and sincere.
“I was always musical, I didn’t really follow any one type, I absorbed it all,” she says. “I grew up dancing as a kid: ballet, tap and jazz. And with dancing there is a different style of music for each dance form. With ballet it was classical, tap was mostly Broadway show tunes and jazz dancing had pop and rock. So, I’ve been influenced by a lot of different styles of music and creative art forms.”
Now with six studio albums under her belt (including a Christmas album and an array of singles) the multi-talented artist is thrilled to be releasing new music into the world. This year also marks the 20th anniversary since she released her debut album back in 2002. In her past, Rose has studied dance, voice and choir, theatre and film acting, creative writing, psychology, philosophy, women’s studies, and neuroscience — but it was with music that she found her path and became determined to write and sing her own songs.
She taught herself guitar while taking workshops and music classes whenever she could; spending many nights in production studios learning about recording and vocal technique while making songwriter demos. After spending a year in the recording studio, she signed a record deal and released her debut album — and she hasn’t looked back since. Stay tuned for Rose Ranger’s new studio album that will be available worldwide in May 2022.