Rose Villain debuts her new single, “Funeral Party,” today—listenhereand watch the lyric video here.
Her name might suggest otherwise, but Rose Villain could very well be our new hero. The singer, songwriter and international badass arrives in the US from the fashion capital of Milan, becoming one of the few Italian artists to ever sign with a US major label. “Funeral Party,” produced by Sixpm, is Rose Villain’s first release withRepublic Records, out now with the accompanying lyric video.
“It’s a song about the definitive end of a relationship, where he acted like a total jerk, and she moved on with a bang,” shares Villain.
As the first female artist released on leading Italian hip-hop label Machete Empire Records, Rose made quite a splash with her debut single, “Get The Fuck Out of My Pool.” “Constructed on a foundation of jarring percussion—those drums were performed by Berbers and recorded in the Sahara Desert earlier this year—the track pounds through the veins and elicits intense and blistering intentions,” declares POPDUST. Check out the video for “Get The Fuck Out of My Pool” here.
Rose’s follow-up, “Geisha”, was released in Europe by Universal Music Germany. Impose Magazine commented on the accompanying video that Rose Villain’s “persona bleeds badassery more than anything else.” Not surprisingly then fashion leaders like Vogue Italia have also embraced Rose Villain’s mix of street style with a touch of the macabre, recently featuring her in a photo shoot on the streets of Milan.
Now based in NYC, Rose draws upon musical influences from AC/DC to Kanye West. Working with producer Sixpm, her sound fuses pop, trap, and 80’s vibes, while her lyrics reflect an eclectic set of interests that include poetry, aliens, criminology and natural disasters.