After a string of singles, LA artist Chelsea Rose recently announced her debut solo album, Truth or Consequences, on Paul Is Dead Records, due June 3rd. The second single & video from the album is “Down The Street” – watch the video here and pre-order the album here.
“Down The Street” was written as a sort of pep talk for myself, and any other artists that might be struggling to connect with their vision and keep it alive. It’s one thing to have a great idea, but it’s another thing to actually bring it to life and be able to share it with the world. I hope this song serves as a reminder to persevere – to keep putting in the work and the time, and to keep putting your heart into what you do; it will surely be worth it.” –Chelsea Rose
Truth or Consequences, the debut album from L.A. artist Chelsea Rose, is a sophisticated pop record with a timeless sound touching on bossa nova, jazz, and 60s pop, with deep lyrical introspection reminiscent of the classic 70s singer-songwriter canon.
Rose spent her twenties fronting sunshine pop group Summer Twins with her sister Justine (Easy Love), releasing two full-length LPs and touring as far afield as Japan and Brazil before abruptly coming to an end when a pipe burst in her home studio the night before the band’s final show, flooding the room filled with instruments and other gear. But rather than giving up on music, Rose took this as a sign from the universe that it was time to move on.
“I feel like Summer Twins was a younger version of me,” she says. “This record is like an older version that has been through a little more, been through a lot of heartbreak and facing the reality of growing up, and living in LA and struggling with making a living being an artist, and keeping that dream alive.”
Rose has created a collection of songs that feel sunny and familiar, but still brim with a worldly, authentic sensibility. Throughout the pandemic, Rose learned a lesson in patience, taking the time to ensure that every track on Truth or Consequences was a true reflection of her artistic vision and the hard-won confidence that comes from committing fully to it.
The message of Truth or Consequences is right there in the title—take a chance and live your truth, or bear the consequences…and so it is on the buoyant “Let Go,” where Rose offers counsel to anyone struggling to believe in their own dreams: “Reach out your hand/ It’s yours to have.”