Korean-American singer Annalé’s newest single “Roses” smells just as good as the song’s title.
With its Neo-soul groove, funky bassline, and jazzy sensibilities, “Roses” is gaining notable buzz on Billboard’s R&B Airplay charts. On the song, Annalé simply pines for a “romantic love story.”
“Roses die too / Oh, yes they do / But can we catch the petals before the hit the floor, babe?” she smoothly coos on the hook. In the black-and-white-video, the singer takes a journey by foot, bus, and car through L.A. as she reflects on the type of love she wants.
The soulstress describes her music as a blend of Neo-Soul, R&B, and Pop. Currently based in LA, Annalé was born in New York, raised in South Korea and New Jersey; she has been exposed to many different cultures and experiences that reflect her sound. “I love music that I can feel and am pretty eclectic when it comes to the types of music I love”, shares the 23-year-old. “When I discovered artists like Lalah Hathaway, Erykah Badu, Floetry, India Arie, Norah Jones, Adele, Sadè, Jill Scott, Brian McKnight, Mint Condition, Musiq Soulchild and Lauryn Hill, I felt something almost visceral. Their music, melodies, move and inspire me.”
Her father is an active orchestral conductor/composer in South Korea, and her mother is an organist. They discovered her vocal talent during middle school. She auditioned for Berklee College of Music and was selected as one of the seven Presidential Scholars. “At Berklee, I majored in Contemporary Writing & Production and Vocal Performance and was constantly surrounded by amazing musicians from all over the world; it helped to sharpen my musical skills and performing with my band helps keep me fluid and improvisational.”
Annalé is prepping her forthcoming debut album coming soon.
Purchase “Roses” on iTunes HERE.