Blake Rose is an artist we love to see grow. His latest release "Casanova" is a pining and heartbreaker type anthem.
We have followed Blake since the YouTube cover days so it is not a surprise that we are the listeners to follow his tiktok and learn the all the words to the teaser of this track before it was even released. Rose has this charisma to his voice. He has power and warm that just makes you want to play a song over and over again.
This single is the perfect song to call out the rush of modern romace. We all have had that person we crush on get swooped by someone else. Everyone rushing into love, trying to have the perfect and aspirational relationship. The media we see celebrates shows like the Bachelor and Love Island (an incredible show with fantastic music taste - playing Blake Rose's "Gone" last season is one of the most gut wrenching recouplings to date). Blake has a great story to tell about this. The pressure, the desire, the "goal" of love is a lot! "Casanova" is an excellent reflection on all of this.
Speaking about the new song, Blake reveals, “Casanova is about constantly falling too hard and too fast for people because you desperately want to be in a relationship, which ultimately ends up pushing them away. It also explores how we all feel when we’re surrounded by everyone in our lives getting into relationships and the pressure that comes with not wanting to be left alone. It's easy for us to become entranced by the idea of a person just so we're not lonely and then find out that they're not who we expected them to be".
The song comes paired with a fun and innovative official music video, written and directed by Sean Hollihan. Speaking about his new visual, Blake explains, “I really wanted the Casanova video to be fun and energetic, but I also wanted to keep my input minimal so directors could submit treatments without any external influence. Sean came up with the treatment and as soon as I saw it I knew it was the one. It follows the song’s storyline (and my life’s storyline) of constantly falling too hard and too fast for girls which ends up pushing them away. It also explores how we all feel when we’re surrounded by everyone in our lives getting into relationships and the pressure that comes with not wanting to be left alone.”
Blake Rose is also readying his live set, before hitting the road this Fall on American singer-songwriter Noah Kahan’s upcoming North American I Was/I Am Tour. The 38-city tour kicks off in St. Louis on October 14 before concluding December 19 in Phoenix. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.blakerosemusic.com.
Meet up with some of the Unheard Gems team in LA maybe?
Born in Australia and based in Los Angeles, Blake Rose’s sound is anchored in luminous and lush six-string conjurations, offset by sparse beat-craft, off-kilter plugins, in-the-box wizardry, and soulful intonation. “The guitar is generally the driving link between the songs,” he goes on. “It’s how I typically write. Everything starts there.” In just over a year, Blake Rose has gone from busking in the streets of Perth to becoming one of the most exciting new artists to emerge in recent years. He catapulted into the spotlight in 2019 with self-penned, self-produced gems such as his debut ‘Hotel Room,’ which Spotify touted on New Music Friday, with the follow-up track, “Lost,” further igniting a buzz. Now, with the addition of “Casanova” to his arsenal, Blake further solidifies his potential as a global force in music.
Review by Hannah Schneider