Though home to some of the world’s most beautiful terrain, equally situated between the Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks, St George Utah with its population of a mere 80,000 is not known for its vibrant art community. It is however the hometown of Rosalee – now based in Las Vegas – whose single, ‘Hmmm’ proudly shares a message of peace, love, and harmony.
R&B/Soul/Funk singer Rosalee truly believes in making the impossible possible. She’s found her true voice in Las Vegas, and with it made some very valuable connections. Her first single, ‘Just My Thang’, saw her collaborate with Snoop Dogg. She’s also worked with people who’ve been a part of the bands of the likes of Stevie Wonder, and Gladys Knight.
Rosalee has been learning from all her experiences, and applied them to her new album, ‘What It Is’. The first track, ‘Hmmm’, is accompanied by a video is every bit as colourful and diverse as her, filled with stark contrasts. She is stunning in a gorgeously ornate, Asian-inspired costume, and yet it never truly reveals her true self underneath the outfit. She’s sitting in an empty apartment, luxurious in size, but completely empty – even the pool has no water in it. The video progresses and we see others similarly fighting their own battles: a young girl escaping a parochial upbringing (Rosalee admits this part is autobiographical); police violence, other horrible hardships. In the end however, each is brought back from the brink, at the very last moment. There is ugliness in this world: but there’s a way out of it. Rosalee leads the way, shedding unnecessary layers of clothing, casting off all that holds her back.