LOS ANGELES, CA- Blake Rose is an Australia born, Los Angeles based,  singer-songwriter who has garnered quite a bit of attention over the past year. While he describes his music as “a melange of Coldplay, The 1975, Ed Sheeran and Vance Joy”, it’s the earnest humanity in his melodies and lyrics that really make him stand out from the other melange of newcomers on the music scene.

In a prior interview, Blake has noted:

“I try to give listeners an experience […] I take a lot of time with every element to make sure I’m creating a world people can immerse themselves into. Whether the narrative is precise or ambiguous I try to attain a certain level of depth with each song that I hope people can latch onto and let it be as much a part of their own story as it is mine.”

With songs like “Gone” (which has accumulated over 7 million streams) and “Lost” (over 30 Million streams!), his narrative is clearly hitting the mark with listeners. He aims to the same with his new single “Rest Of Us”.

His first release on AWAL Recordings, “Rest of Us”, per Blake, is “a middle finger to anyone who doesn’t want you to live your dream.” It’s a warrior’s cry to stir the inspiration to doubt the naysayers and to go full bore for the things you are passionate about.

When he wails the chorus, “We’re just kids man and we’re all fucked up/ All these old guns say that we dream too much/ But though you wasted all your love/ You can’t talk, talk for the rest of us,” the passionate dreamers will clench their fists and nod with approval.

Blake further delves into the song’s background by saying:

“A friend of mine wanted to be a musician but his family was not supportive. This took a toll on him and he ended up never pursuing his dream. You hear about stuff like this happening all the time and I think it’s incredibly sad that there are so many people in the world whose art we will never have the chance to discover because some narrow-minded folk decided to steer them away from doing what they love. Fuck those people.”

It’s an everyman notion, and it’s clear that Blake’s appeal will cater to every man.

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