Olivia Rose | Gold Review
By Bea Willis
Canadian country artist Olivia Rose got one of her first big breaks at age fourteen when Canadian country legend George Canyon invited her on stage after an intermission set to perform her debut single. That moment was the start of Rose’s whole-hearted development of her artistry and has resulted in her winning the Edmonton Music Award-winner for Rising Star twice! Rose participated as a Top 12 Finalist in Alberta’s prestigious Project WILD in 2018 and attended Canada’s Music Incubator in Toronto on a full Bell Media Prize scholarship in 2019. Rose is now releasing her latest single titled “Gold.”
“Gold” was co-written by Rose and David Borys (Wes Mack, Kadooh) and produced by Juno and CCMA award-winning producer Bart McKay. Rose says, “I’m not going to lie – my own dating history has led me to write my fair share of sad break-up songs. With David, we went in the opposite direction by starting at the beginning of a relationship instead of at the end, and we came out of it with something happy and upbeat.” From the opening catchy guitar figure, “Gold” has a vibe that will keep your interest. Rose sings the lyrics with a playful attitude and dynamism. The song is produced, recorded, and built beautifully. Though Rose sounds a little ‘young,’ something is percolating just under the surface that if she lets it out, it will take her to an even higher level of musical expression.
“Gold” is another unprecedented step for this rising Country music star, and she is nominated for Rising Star again – this time as part of the 10th Annual Country Music Alberta Awards. Rose has a beautiful voice that will carry her far; the cream always rises to the top; just wait and see.
Release Date: February 12, 2021
Label: Olivia Rose
About the author
With an unwavering passion for music that began at the tender age of five, I embarked on a journey of self-expression through the piano, later expanding my repertoire to the guitar and the art of singing. As a seasoned performer in cozy coffee shops and harmonious choir ensembles, I've immersed myself in the diverse tapestry of musical genres, seeking to uncover the intricate qualities that strike a chord within our souls.
Beyond my personal experiences, my journalistic pursuits have led me to explore the stories and inspirations behind the melodies we hold dear. As a music journalist, I aim to delve into the heart of each composition, shedding light on the creative minds that have shaped the soundscape of our lives.
In my downtime, you can find me serenading my loyal canine companion with heartfelt tunes on the guitar or indulging in retail therapy to enhance my ever-growing wardrobe. Songwriting holds a special place in my heart, and I yearn for the day when I can share my creative talents with the world. Until then, my passion for uncovering the emotional power within music continues to drive my insightful reviews and analyses, as I journey through the rich landscape of melodies that move us.