When FIREROSE talks about her lifelong passion for songwriting, she means that she’s had it since the time she could literally talk and breathe. Coming home from grade school, she would pen tunes about her day, and felt that music was the meaning of life.
The Sydney, Australia-born and raised, Nashville, Tennessee-based artist has always written songs to process her deepest emotions. “I always believed that my purpose on earth was fulfilled by music,” says FIREROSE, “and helping people up with a song I wrote gives everything so much meaning. I write from a place in my soul that’s unexplainable and I’m incredibly grateful for this gift that allows me to touch people so profoundly.”
Through her many years of ups, downs, heartaches and triumphs, FIREROSE is coming off a powerful breakthrough year with her single, “New Day,” a genre-crossing hit collaboration with global superstar Billy Ray Cyrus. Now, with the release of their new, much anticipated co-written single “Time”, FIREROSE and Cyrus embark on a new chapter in their musical partnership. Digital Journal hailed their unique harmonic vocal blend; "A match made in musical heaven."
FIREROSE’s earlier solo tracks, “Fragile Handling” and “Way Out,” whose videos each have over 1M views, laid the groundwork for the success of “New Day”. The song reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot AC chart (#33), #19 on both the Billboard AC and #18 Mediabase AC charts, and was a duet and co-write with Cyrus, produced by FIREROSE, Cyrus and Pedro Calloni. The song’s compelling video, which juxtaposes shots of FIREROSE with raw footage of Cyrus playing guitar, has over 2.2M YouTube views. An inspiring ethereal soul/pop anthem for our time featuring a chorus with hope and enthusiasm, Rolling Stone called "New Day” a “Trippy, atmospheric ballad about revitalization and rebirth.”
Coinciding with the single release, FIREROSE performed live at the Grand Ole Opry and Live with Kelly and Ryan with Cyrus, and has been featured in media outlets from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, CNN, iHeartRadio, The Today Show Australia, and many more.
“My songs are really the fabric of my soul,” says FIREROSE. " ‘Time" is no exception, it came from the deepest part of my heart. I believe I was given the gift of music because my purpose is to alchemize the mystery of life into lyrics and melody. "Time" is a song about the precious and invaluable nature of time itself. In a world that often demands we worry about the future or dwell on the past, "Time" offers its listeners a moment to just appreciate the present. It's a very personal song and one we feel resonates universally. We all have the same amount of minutes in a day. Each second is a gift. It's up to us to use that gift wisely. "Time" is about choosing to spend each moment with the people we love and not take a day for granted.”
“It’s beautiful to see everything come full circle,” says FIREROSE, who grew up in a family of symphony musicians. Moving from Australia to the U.S. and upon graduating from the prestigious Newtown School for the Performing Arts in Sydney, it’s been a long, fascinating journey between now and then for FIREROSE, with countless gigs building a following at local festivals, L.A. hotspots like The Viper Room and The Roxy and a showcase at SXSW.
All of these opportunities are a long way from her musical childhood in Sydney, being inspired by Sia, Shania Twain, Alanis Morisette and Australian rock bands like Powderfinger, INXS and Silverchair, while working on her early emoting via songcraft. “I felt something cutting edge from the music of those artists that I listened to growing up that spoke to me deeply and added a whole new depth to my appreciation for music.” says FIREROSE.
Says FIREROSE, “The most gratifying thing now is hearing directly from fans, whether it’s comments on the videos, or writing to me personally to tell me how my music has helped them and touched their lives. I can’t begin to explain it, but hearing things like that kills me in a beautiful way.”