Interview with Roses & Revolutions


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We had the pleasure of interviewing Roses & Revolutions over Zoom video!
Indie-pop duo Roses & Revolutions has just unveiled ‘Midnight Monsters,’ their gorgeous and expansive new EP, out today via Nettwerk Records. Glide Magazine premiered the EP’s final single “When The Moment’s Gone” this week, calling it “a scorching, boot-stomping rock anthem that is soulful and hard-hitting.” “'When The Moment’s Gone' is about the sickening realization that something really important has just passed you by,” the band explains. “It’s about reliving that feeling daily. You’re on repeat. This is the only song on the EP that we were able to 'test out' at live shows. The audience’s reaction and excitement really pushed us to record it, and it was actually the first song we finished for the EP.”
The songs on ‘Midnight Monsters’ were written in the middle of the night, in the strange hours before dawn when the world seems to stand still. There’s a quality of magical realism in each of the six tracks, where synth and analog sounds mix to create something otherworldly. But the album could only have been written during this past year, as the world experienced a collective warping of time and place. Inspired by the dystopian quality of quarantine and the emotional demons that hit hardest at night, the band created a sweeping album that blurs fantasy and reality with a sense of timelessness and escape that unfolds like a short film noir.
The premiere of “When The Moment’s Gone” followed the release of the EP’s lead single “Lower Than Low,” featuring gorgeous, stacked harmonies that beautifully captured the utter stillness found in day’s earliest hours.
Roses & Revolutions is comprised of longtime collaborators Alyssa Coco (vocals) and Matt Merritt (guitar). Based in Rochester, NY, they first connected through music, playing in various bands together until it became apparent that there was a special creative alchemy between the two. They gained traction with their hit single “The Pines,” leading to 11 million+ streams, a headlining tour, and syncs from Netflix, ABC, NBC, and more. But when lockdown threatened to deflate the momentum they had built, the duo took the opportunity to explore a new way of making music, turning their dark experience into a thing of beauty.
Roses & Revolutions have just announced a string of tour dates in March 2022, opening for the acclaimed, gold-selling singer/songwriter Joshua Radin. Stay tuned for additional updates.
Roses & Revolutions Tour Dates*
Tuesday, March 15 – New York, NY – City Winery
Friday, March 18 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
Saturday, March 19 – Boston, MA – City Winery
Sunday, March 20 – Boston, MA – City Winery
* Opening for Joshua Radin
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