A formidable female-fusion of modern pop unlike anything else Christian music has to offer is Inpop's latest prodigy, pop artist V.Rose. This vibrant young artist is making a splash with her debut release Young Dangerous Heart set to hit shelves and digital markets April 22. See full track listing below.
The 13-track album is a sonic blast collection that is packed tight with power-pop grooves fueled by forgiveness, informed by truth; an empowering reminder for the younger generation who may be struggling to find themselves.
"The transition from the teenage years to being a young adult is such a vulnerable place," explains the 27-year old. "You can grow into being a strong, confident person or an insecure and confused, all depending on whether you play it safe and try to make people happy or whether you can listen and follow God's voice in your heart. If you can do that, true joy is within reach."
The first radio single, a cover of the mega church hit "Sinking Deep" is already raising eyebrows of critics and radio promoters far and wide. She partnered up with producer Jordan Sapp (Jason Derulo, Blanca) to create a pulsating ballad that perfectly captures the spirit of the singer.
"When I first heard it, it was like the song was waiting for me," says V.Rose. "I was struck by the purity and honesty in the lyric, zoning in on that moment where it's just you and God. Effortless and beautiful. And that's exactly what the recording was like. Just me and God."
Co-produced by longtime friend and mentor Spec, Young Dangerous Heart is the follow up to the EP Hearts Up released last fall, but V.Rose has earned her performance stripes at festivals, camps and conferences all over the country with major chart-topping artists.
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Reason to Dance| Posted April 22, 2016
Six months after giving us a small taste of new music in her Hearts Up Ep, V.Rose is back on the scene with some of her best work to date. Describing her musical origins, V.Rose recently told NRT, "I've always been sort of a worshiper, but at the same time I've loved to listen to hip hop music or pop music... I've always wanted to make music that people can dance to." In this full length album, V. stretches her musical wings, offering us a variety of music ranging from rap and R&B to pop and heartfelt worship-- all the while giving us something fun that we can dance to.
The album starts out with "Take A Broken Heart" featuring Derek Minor, a song about giving your brokenness over to God. In this track, V.Rose introduces us to her rap skills, drawing her inspiration from mentors such as Flame and Tripp Lee, who also collaborated on the new album. Flame appears on "Money$ On You," which showcases total faith in God despite doubt from critics. Tripp Lee lends his iconic skills in "I Love You So Much," which is perhaps one of the heaviest rap tracks on Young Dangerous Heart.
"Fairy Tale Ending" transitions into the pop side of the album with a fun and hopeful vibe. "Love Shaped Heart" follows a similar musical pattern, with its own unique message.
In a song relatable to females of all ages, "We're Girls" takes a look into the oftentimes tumultuous emotional world of women, while at the same time encouraging us to love and accept the way God made us. On a slightly different note, "Emotional" admonishes us not to give into our every emotion. In a world of hot-tempers, rants and pointless fights, this is a message that needs to be taken to heart.
V. puts her beautiful vocals to work in "Not Afraid of the Midnight," which is a bit of a love song to Jesus, comparing herself to Cinderella who was loved and sought after though she had nothing to offer her royal suitor. In "Sinking Deep" and "Storms," Vienna explores her worship side with some soul-searching songs about trust in God.
The title track brings us to the "heart" of the album, a fun, bouncy tune with a theme of learning who God wants you to be as you enter each new stage of your life.
The Bottom Line: Throughout Young Dangerous Heart, V.Rose displays a beautiful blend of innocence and wisdom. She relates well to the young, but her message is ageless. And it's definitely one that people can dance to.
Song to Download Now:
"I Love You So Much" (Get it on iTunes here.)