Rousseau Unveils Brand New Single ‘Desert Road’

Rousseau Unveils Brand New Single ‘Desert Road’

ROUSSEAU UNVEILS BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘DESERT ROAD’

LISTEN: ROUSSEAU – DESERT ROAD

Following a set of critically acclaimed singles in 2016, New Zealand electro songstress ROUSSEAU keeps the momentum going in 2017, announcing her latest single, “Desert Road,” out TODAY worldwide. Premiering on Atwood Magazine, the track is a hauntingly beautiful ballad that instantly grabs you from the first listen.
Growing up in Auckland, Rousseau spent hours listening to classical music and opera, or The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel – the only pop music her parents owned. Her relationship with songwriting began when a neighbor introduced her to Lauryn Hill, OutKast, and the acoustic guitar.  In high school she won national recognition for her songwriting and musicianship, before studying economics and philosophy at university.
Since making her debut last year with her single “Petra Says”, Rousseau has gained a following in her native New Zealand with over 400K+ streams on Spotify alone in just a few short months, a spot on Spotify Aus/NZ’s coveted New Music Friday playlist and music sites and blogs around the world. “Desert Road” marks her latest release building up anticipation for her debut EP “hello, i know you’re busy“, out April 2017. Described as making “whip-smart…confessional dark pop” by Wonky Sensitive, keep your eye on Rousseau as one of your new favorite discoveries of 2017.

 

In The Press:
“Whip-smart slice of confessional dark pop” – Wonky Sensitive
“Rousseau works in mysterious manners…that depict the warmest of sentiments” – IMPOSE Magazine
“When we first came across Rousseau…it was evident she wasn’t just another electro-pop artist” – The Revue

 

About Rousseau:
Rousseau declares herself an imperfect everywoman. Her raw honesty and satirical take on working life immediately mark her songwriting out as something special.  This fearlessness, mixed with her pop sensibility and layered, slow-burning production, defines Rousseau. She’s a subversive pop artist, tackling female stereotypes, twenty-something angst and the human condition, sometimes all in the same song.
As a child growing up in Auckland, New Zealand, Rousseau spent hours listening to classical music and opera, or The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel – the only pop music her parents owned. Her relationship with songwriting began when a neighbor introduced her to Lauryn Hill, OutKast, and the acoustic guitar.  In high school she won national recognition for her songwriting and musicianship, before studying economics and philosophy at university.
Three years into a career as a civil servant and disenchanted, she quit to focus on music, releasing her first single “Petra Says” in early 2016. Despite its under-the-radar release, it has had over a quarter of a million streams on Spotify.

Her upcoming EP “hello, i know you’re busy” is set for release April 2017

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