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Listen: ROZES – ‘Call Me’

Rozes blossoms on new Mental Health Awareness ballad

ROZES continues to blossom – and that’s saying a lot given her wonderful stage presence and infectious tracks performed when she graced the stage at U Street Music Hall a few years ago. Her latest track, ‘Call Me,’ turns away from electrifying dance beats and traditional mainstream lyrics for a song that instead goes back to ROZES’ roots, heartfelt and soulful.

While the song marks a change in ROZES’ style, it also sets precedent as the first track from ‘She Is The Music,’ Alicia Key’s all-female writing camp. With the song being impressively written, produced, mixed and mastered by all females it’s no surprise that this song is all about girl power.

An advocate for both gender equality and mental health awareness, ROZES deliberately waited to release ‘Call Me’ in June as a way to show that mental health is something that goes beyond one month on the calendar. “I think it’s important that we do not underestimate the power of a phone call,” ROZES said about the inspiration behind the song. “The courage to reach out can change a life,and maybe it’s your own.”

Her previous danceworthy tunes are stellar, but ROZES realizes the importance of songs like ‘Call Me,’ and the song is a result of her continued growth and evolution as an artist. “I would say this is my most ‘ballad’ type song I’ve ever released,” she said. “It’s honest about mental health and offering hopeful hand to those in thick of it. It’s also important that we remember that our mental health is not a burden.There are so many ways to seek help and it is important that we not only recognize the signs of depression in others, but to also recognize it in ourselves. Like I always say, it’s okay to not be okay, but not okay to stay that way.”

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Written by Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett is the creator and editor of POParazzi. He works primarily in Washington, DC. You can contact him at sam@poparazzi.org and visit his portfolio at sam-bennett.com.

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