Rosie Darling Drops Vibrant Post-Pandemic Summer Anthem "Golden Age"

LA-based singer-songwriter Rosie Darling shares “Golden Age”, the title track from her forthcoming sophomore EP this summer. Rosie is the kind of anomaly who pushes pop music forward by uncompromisingly embracing her artistic impulses and following them to unprecedented heights.

A song about wasted youth, Rosie elaborates: “The pandemic impacted the mental health of lots of people my age. It felt like the so-called ‘best years of my life’ were slipping away a little, so I wanted to write about that feeling of longing to live out those moments everyone wants to have in their 20s.

For the EP, Rosie worked with writers Matt Rad (Niall Horan, James Arthur, Little Mix), Justin Gamella (FINNEAS, Bella Poarch, Lennon Stella, Ashe, Aoki, Kaskade), Cooper Holtzsman (Zachary Knowles, Dixie) and Grammy Award-winning mixer Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer, Tony Bennett). She initially teased the project with “Always Almost” and on its heels, the single “Fucked Up Summer” that glides along on delicate acoustic guitar before spiralling into a glitchy beat. 

Intense emotional growth is often the best fuel for a musician's creative fire, and Rosie Darling has certainly turned pain into beauty on her debut EP 'Coping'. With the release of each new track, Rosie earned press and streaming support for multiple singles from her 'Coping' EP across the globe, including features on some of Asia's most notable media outlets like Billboard (Indonesia), InqPOP! (Philippines), MTV Asia, VH1 India and top radio stations such as Prambors (Indonesia), Hitz FM (Malaysia), Power 98 (Singapore) and more.

With her first single and artist statement "Coping" – Rosie amassed over 40 million combined streams and swept up viral charts on Spotify, charting on Viral 50 playlists in 8 markets across Asia and Top 20 on Global Viral Chart. Even after more than a year, the song started trending again across Asia in May and was Nettwerk's top song in Asia for the month. A talented team of songwriters, producers, and engineers reached out from the onset, wanting to collaborate, including Justin Gammella (FINNEAS, Ashe), producer Andy Seltzer (Chelsea Cutler, Shallou, Joan), mixer Michael Brauer (Coldplay, Florence, and the Machine), and Joe Laporta (Halsey, JP Saxe, Gracie Abrams).

'Coping' is a time capsule, capturing the messier side of love and friendship, from heartbreak and loneliness to joyous revelry. It's an intimate window into Rosie's life, encased in a vulnerable kind of indie-pop. In the loneliness of her 20s in isolation and amidst an increasingly digital world, 'Golden Age' captures big, pent-up feelings from the past two years and pair them with her signature flowing melodies and gut-wrenching lyrics.

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