Some Dream

James Rose

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Some Dream is the first of 12 songs to be released monthly in 2023.

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There’s a breezy freedom to James Rose’s music, an openness that gives his thoughts room to blossom. His gentle sonic approach is instantly inviting, while it belies a deeper quest within his writing. A traveler, both literally and lyrically, Rose is much more fascinated with the journey than the destination. The bumps in the road - bad jobs, substance abuse, love lost and the never ending philosophic swan dive into his own reality in search of truth - are what Rose documents so artfully in his songs. Echoes of the sweet/dark contrasts employed by Elliott Smith and the textural sensibilities of seminal influences The Beatles, Big Star, and The Kinks are present, but Rose’s sound is his own. Effortless and instantly engaging, his songs open multiple pathways for the listener to explore. 

In 2019, after performing in the U.K. and New Orleans, Rose released his last single “Simplicity."  Cut at 64 Sound in Rose’s native Los Angeles, the track skips along with plenty of folk-pop jangle and tastefully applied ear candy. But true to his nature, he utilizes a sunny audio palette to illuminate the darker corners of his lyricism. Almost four years later in 2023, after canceling the Simplicity tour and covid-19, he has released his newest single, "Catch the Rain"; the second of twelve songs to be released monthly as part of tarot card series.


"Some Dream" and "Catch the Rain" out now on Spotify and Apple.

“Having lived in New Orleans, the UK, and Los Angeles, James Rose draws inspiration from the music scene in each place he has called home. Each city has laid its vibrant cultural and musical tapestries along the paths of Rose’s own creative journey. His newest single, “Simplicity” acts as a mantra for inner peace and clarity as breezy melodies dance through warm, West Coast haze.” 

--Music Tap 


“It’s no surprise to learn that James Rose has previously lived in the UK as there’s a distinct Beatles vibe to this Californian songwriter’s new single. Its message of peace and understanding only adds to that feel and a little West Coast warmth finishes things off nicely.” 

— Songwriting Magazine 


“James Rose‘s relaxed, blissful “Simplicity” may make you feel like you’re somewhere on a tropical island, but his lyrics aren’t always as optimistic. The Los Angeles musician is an explorer who takes note of every moment passed, bringing us along on his journey—joyous or not.” 


— Magnet Magazine 


“Sun kissed pop with elements of psych from Los Angeles based musician James Rose. Simplicity is orchestral rallying pep talk to push through the barriers of fear and can be enjoyed above.” 


— Diamond Deposits 


“His songs find inspiration from the good stuff and would fit right in on a mix tape alongside former MAGNET covers stars like Elliott Smith, Ty Segall and Kurt Vile.” 


— Magnet Magazine 


“The collection of songs is awash in mellifluous, melodic folk-pop and symbolizes a huge life change in body, mind, and spirit.” 


— The Big Takeover [7/26/18] 


“James Rose's "Lullabies to the Ocean" is an unassuming gem.” 


— The Deli

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