Singapore based alt-indie trio Coming Up Roses have announced a brand new release with the arrival of new single Would You Ever, lifted from their forthcoming EP ‘Everything Is’ due this May. They’ve also announced a live performance at this year’s Canadian Music Week in Toronto on June 7th.
Would You Ever sees the band sit comfortably amongst their contemporaries. An emotive indie-pop anthem built up with breezy, uplifting textures and honed through singer Emily Sera’s unique, heartfelt delivery. Watch the video clip for Would You Ever via YouTube below and you can also listen via Spotify.
They say: “‘Would You Ever’ is about leaving the life that you currently live to pursue the life that you’ve always wanted, despite the things that you’ve gone through.” This is perhaps fitting as the band now seek to take a leap of faith by leaving their home of Singapore to pursue a music career abroad in the UK.
Three years on from their debut release ‘Waters’ – and facing the recent departure of their drummer Bruce Tan and the complete upheaval of the pandemic – Coming Up Roses release their long-awaited sophomore EP ‘Everything Is’.
Taking these shared experiences into account, the alt-rock trio cathartically distil the emotional rollercoaster of the past three years into 4 stage-ready songs, from the Sundays-inspired jangle of Glass Stained Eyes to the wall-of-sound guitars on closer Would You Ever. With the EP being recorded over the course of the pandemic, the release of ‘Everything Is’ comes with a sense of respite and wistfulness.
Guitarist Lorenzo Romero says, “‘Everything Is’ is a compilation of songs that reflect on our exploration of ourselves and the world around us. We’re starting to find our place and develop that sense of belonging, and we’re excited for the road ahead.”
‘Everything Is’ is out now via spikyfruits
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Weaving their songs out of their adolescent experiences, alt-rock trio Coming Up Roses balances the worlds of child-like innocence and idealism with the revelations that come with adulthood. Combining elements of folk, grunge and shoegaze, the band manifests their emotions through the use of evocative vocal melodies and expansive sonic textures.
Citing influences such as Wolf Alice and The Joy Formidable, Coming Up Roses is fronted by vocalist-bassist Emily Sera and completed by guitarists Darius Oon and Lorenzo Romero.
Since forming in 2018, their catchy melodies, energetic songs, and engaging audience interaction have earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands in the region – performing at international showcases and festivals including Music Matters Live, Fred Perry Subculture and Canadian Music Week.
In early 2019, Coming Up Roses issued their debut EP, ‘Waters’, to wide acclaim. In 2021, the vinyl release of ‘Waters’ was well received internationally, with its first press selling out in less than 24 hours.
Moving forward, the band are now looking to take a leap of faith; releasing their sophomore EP ‘Everything Is’ and leaving the shores of Singapore to pursue a career in music in the UK.