It was a blessing to talk to this Talented singer ms. V.Rose. She is so funny and down to earth. God is going to use her in a powerful way. Check out the interview below!
We know you’ve been singing for a long time! We read that it said you’ve always had this calling to do Christ centered music! Can you tell us about that, and how that came about in your life?
I started as a kid. I grew up in church.
My parents really pointed me in the right direction. In high school, I struggled with wanting to be like other teenagers, but I had such a passion for music and God, and really that was the only thing that kept me sane, my love for God and music. It can be bitter sweet. I wish I could of done those things, but would I be where I am now? I have no regrets. At 16, when I became saved, and really understood my salvation, my heart changed. It wasn’t about being famous and I had a differ- ent outlet on my gift that my gift was for everybody else not for me. Then every- thing started to change for me. I began to write music differently. I had this spirit of worship and I wanted people to feel the same passion!
What motivates you to stay true to who you are?
Because I think a lot of people start out wanting to be a certain type of artist then later in the years, you start to see and hear their sound change and talk about things they never did before.
So tell us, how do you stay true?
This is one of the biggest issues coming out right now in music. So many artists are listening to what people are saying. They try to cater what people think of them. You can’t do that. I try to stay me. A lot of people will listen but not like my music ‘cuz’ it’s girly. Because I’ve been doing music since I was so young, I know now at 24, when I write a lyric and love it, I really love it. And I get content from the Holy Spirit. My mission is to take scripture and tell young people what it really means. Growing up it was hard to really understand what they meant at times. Now that I understand, I try to take the message to get young people to understand. You just have to block out everyone and stay true. I hope that answered your question. (Laughs)
Tell us about your new music video Battery? And making it? And working with Kel Mitchell?
It was so much fun. It was the hardest thing I’ve done. It was so much work! It was a really cool experience. I met with different choreographers and dancers. Christian music doesn’t really have a pop artist and I hope to pave the way for other Christian pop artists. Kel is such an amazing writer and director. He is so different in real life. As a director he’s really focused and serious. I never expected him to be so focused because he’s so hilarious as an actor. He’s really adamant about the message coming across. A lot of people don’t know he’s serious about being a Christian.
Who are some of your musical influences today?
I love to listen to real music. Study anything that sounds current and fun. My producer gave me all these artists to study. He really tried to make me have my own sound. It was one of the coolest things. I studied Lauryn Hill, Ella Fitzgerald, John Legend and so many others.
What did getting signed to Clear Sight Music mean for you? And how has Flame helped you during your journey as an artist?
Clear Sight is an amazing label. I think we all became so close because we were building when I signed with them in 2011. I went from making my album, and then we mixed the album and went on our tour! I had never been away from home that long and never been away from my hometown. I was really homesick. It was hard to adjust. I didn’t realize it was going to be so much work. Sometimes I would sleep 3 hours a day and would have to be up for traveling and ministering. But now I can’t image not doing it, it’s the greatest thing. I learned a lot from Flame. I was in awe of watching Flame perform. I knew I needed to step it up! Even just watching him minster and preach the gospel. Now I’ve matured a lot. We’re all still growing. We’re going to be on our first tour the Blackout Circuit. And I’m really excited they are all really amazing people.
What projects are you working on now?
My Deluxe Cd has 5 new songs and I’m really excited after touring last year! Battery is one the favorite songs!
Favorite song you’ve written and why?
I think my favorite song is Dear Adam. It’s so special because of the place I was in my life at that time and transitioning. The song was difficult for me. I remember writing it and I never used to sing out. It was so hard for me. My producer pushed me to reach that and to take my voice to the next level. It was a huge tran- sition. The message behind it is that people think that they can’t come to God because they’re not perfect. Yet not realizing we can’t be perfect that’s why God sent his son to die for us, we need his grace. We feel like we have to hide from God. The song is about a letter from God to a man telling him you can come back home. It’s one of those songs I can still put it on and it will minister to me.
What advice could you offer to other up and coming artists today?
Best advice is first making sure this is what God wants you to do. It’s not easy but if it’s your purpose God will meet you every step of the way. Have faith and do it. Don’t wait. Start doing the music, start practicing every single day. You should be doing something to further your music career daily. Just do it! Labels are looking for talented artists AND driven artists.