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Unified Through Music: A Discussion with K. Rose

The Groton, Connecticut-based singer shares her love for performing, cultural pride, & her upcoming EP


By Bridney C.


K. Rose Performing at Sailfest '23 in Downtown New London. Photo Taken By La Chale Renee (IG @coveringz).

K. Rose is an independent R&B singer-songwriter based out of Groton, Connecticut. Her upcoming performance on Sunday, February 25th is a show she holds near and dear to her heart.


Rose will be one of a few selected singers who will perform at the first annual Letting Our Voice Be Heard, a free student-led showcase at Mitchell College. The community event aims to support Black-owned businesses, artists, and performers while also providing networking and educational opportunities. Music will be provided by DJ Tim Allen and drawings for giveaways will take place throughout the event.


"My upcoming performance is very exciting, and more meaningful than any other performance I've ever done because we are celebrating Black History. I'm Puerto Rican and Black, so getting to create a song showcasing my appreciation and love for our culture enlightens me."


K. Rose will perform an unreleased original song titled "All For You" which is all about Black excellence and showing appreciation for her culture. Singing professionally for 12 years, she started writing songs five years ago. She is heavily inspired by the late R&B superstar Aaliyah and old-school R&B music from the '90s.


Her upcoming EP is currently being worked on behind the scenes and will feature a laid-back early 2000s R&B sound. "I've completed recording 4 songs which will consist of 7 total. I'm very excited to share this special part of my life with everyone who decides to listen," says K. Rose.

Described as being a "personal project," each song has been carefully curated to tell stories packed with life lessons and polished melodies. With no release date announced, she says she has been busy in the booth and performing locally.


Her favorite song to date is titled "Needles" with her younger brother, Chris Lu, and is a record she considers to be versatile and different from anything she's created. She cites the Femme Fatale showcase from 2023 as being the most memorable event she performed at.


"The room was pin-drop quiet and everyone felt the emotion and lyrics of my own song. It was raw and real and I loved every moment of it and connecting with people through music," says K. Rose.


To see K. Rose live, the Letting Our Voice Be Heard event will be from 1-5 PM on Sunday, February 25th at Mitchell College - 437 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320. Attendees are urged to register for free at https://linktr.ee/lettingourvoicebeheardevent.


 

Photo Taken By La Chale Renee (Instagram @coveringz).

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