Jada first came to my notice with the powerful ballad ‘I’m Back’ earlier this year but anyone who has been following her social media knows that she has been quietly kicking up a storm in her home country Denmark with releases like ‘On Me’ and ‘Nudes’. Her quite mesmeric performance on the Zulu Awards Show highlighted just how incredible she is as a live act and it’s no surprise that she will be headlining at the legendary Orange Stage at the Roskilde Festival next year.
Ida Laurberg created a real buzz when she released ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ and it went viral, amassing nearly 40 million streams. That self-released debut single really set the scene for her melancholic but powerful voice. She followed that 2016 release with a critically acclaimed EP called ‘Phase Five’ which cemented her place as an important young female voice of Denmark. However, she is now signed to a major label and, today, is releasing the stunning ‘Personal Letters’.
RoseeLu is back with a new song, hot on the heels of ‘F*** With My Feelings’, and she’s singing about that relationship where the act of falling madly in love comes with the cost of losing your very identity, your very soul even. ‘Got Me Feeling Like This’ is almost the resolution to the questions asked in her last songs and finds our Danish songstress realising that to truly get back to who you are there has to be a farewell, and that although this is tough, it has to be final. This moment of realisation is beautifully realised in what feels to me like the final part of a relationship trilogy.
At just 19 years old, RoseeLu seems to have a sound way beyond her years which encompasses the alternative sounds of the nineties with raw and very modern pop. Not only does it manage to merge and blur the lines between age and genre but it also manages to have the widescreen, big sound of a Bond theme and the introspective lyrics and contemplation of Billie Eilish. It is a song that very much examines and celebrates the fact that there is nothing wrong with playing alone and spending time on your own. It says that is ok not to feel the need to conform.