Chey Rose Dives Headfirst into Emotions of Heartbreak and Nostalgia in Vulnerable New Single, “Seventeen”
The new year is often known for ringing in hope and inspiration, but for many, it can be a somber time of reflection, nostalgia and even heartbreak. Chey Rose embraces these vulnerable emotions head-on in her brand new single, “Seventeen”. A raw, intimate breakup ballad, the song is a desperate cry to escape the jaded numbness that comes with years of failed love & longs for the ability to feel deeply & freely again, like a first, fresh heartbreak at age 17.
Minimalistic piano, dreamy synths, lo-fi beats & muted electric guitar build this piece into what can be described as a more cinematic Sasha Sloan ballad.
“Seventeen” was co-written with Nashville artist-writer Amy Asher and producer Tony Chetta, is a new very personal style of writing Chey has been delving into. The verses are descriptive and wordy, depicting specific scenes and revealing intimate details in singer-songwriter story-telling fashion; however, the melodies, production, and chorus structure pull from pop/r&b influences. The result: a unique niche sound that’s fresh, heartfelt and most importantly real.
It’s crazy because the night we wrote Seventeen, I didn’t even feel like writing. So much was going on in my personal life and I was honestly scared to face those emotions. But I did anyway, and what started out as a 10pm therapeutic wine night with my two best friends turned into the 2am birth of a song so confessional and real and honest that it scared me – in a good way. Days after the session I couldn’t stop playing the song – it was literally healing my soul as I listened to the demo over and over, and that’s how I knew it had to be shared. If it can heal my heart, it has the power to connect with and heal so many other souls who may be dealing with the same exact thing. – Chey Rose
About Chey Rose
Artist-writer Chey Rose has already begun carving her unique niche in the music industry. Writing from a deep place of raw, descriptive sentimentality, Chey draws inspiration from her personal life experiences, crafting songs that carry the spark of young love, carefree memory making & nostalgia. Her June-released pop anthem V.C.R. quickly gained the favor of several Editorial Playlists, landing a spot on Spotify’s official Chill Hits playlist and garnering an overwhelming amount support from its 5 million followers. The track has since racked up almost a million streams and over nine hundred playlist adds on Spotify alone.
Chey’s sultry tone & icy smooth vocals, combined with the fresh melodies & sharp production in each of her tunes, mesh together to create a sound described by The Belmont Mixtape as “a Kehlani-meets-Lauv blend, with a sprinkling of Troye Sivan lyric-magic & a hint of LANY alt-pop influence.” Her musical influences also include artists Olivia O’Brien, Sasha Sloan, Nina Nesbitt and Khalid. Aside from her solo artist career, Chey is an avid songwriter and is frequently cowriting with other musicians and NSAI members. She has had outside cuts by artists in both the country pop and pop/r&b scenes.
Originally hailing from Columbus, OH, Chey currently attends Belmont University in Nashville, TN, majoring in songwriting and minoring in music business. When asked to sum herself up in one sentence, her favorite response is that she is a “lover of good lyrics, handwritten letters, travel adventures & anything cat related.” Chey continues to build steady momentum through new releases and live performances in well known Nashville venues such as Analog at the Hutton, the High Watt, Rocketown, the Basement and more.