Composed at Alicia Keys’ all-female music camp called She Is The Music, Call Me is all about women supporting each other through difficult times. This soulful song conveys ROZES’s wisdom as well as her amazing songwriting and overall musical abilities. Call Me is definitely a shift from the other work I’ve seen ROZES do (mainly with Roses by the Chainsmokers) and it comes at a time where people - specifically women - need to lean on each other more than ever. This single is a mix of an emotional ballad and an optimistic pop song, melding unwavering vocals and a solid beat.
Keys is very enthusiastic about the message of the song, saying, “When women come together to support each other and empower one another, magic happens…This milestone is just the beginning: women are rewriting the playbook, changing the numbers and making history." ROZES worked with all female crew on Call Me, allowing the listener to almost absorb the strength and confidence of all of these women behind this song. Along with Keys’ support, Spotify has also backed this song, including it in their Global New Music Friday playlist, as well as earning praise from EARMILK, Billboard, and DuJour Mag.
ROZES, born Elizabeth Mencel, began inching towards this dream at just six-years-old. Between learning violin and piano, she became obsessed with Gwen Stefani, AliciaKeys, and Sara Bareilles. By high school, she started releasing music of her own. Junior year of college at Temple University saw her team up with Australian sensation Just A Gent for the viral hit, “Limelight.”Asher powerhouse voice turned heads around the world, The Chainsmokers took notice and tapped her to co-write and perform on“Roses.”Not only did it become a Top 40 smash and earn an RIAA triple-platinum certification, but it also led to performances on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with James Corden as well as Coachella and Billboard Hot 100Music Festival.
Written by Tatum Jenkins
Edited by Hannah Schneider