Unveiling the Artist Behind ‘Show Me The Gold’ Holly Roseanna

The music of Holly Roseanna literally shakes you up with an explosion of power and soul that just cannot be ignored. Her latest jam “Show Me The Gold” mixes appeal with an infusion of Scottish hip hop that will make you love the flavour of Holly’s witty, tongue-in-cheek approach. With every piece of the music you experience, you discover a person whose heart and mind are in everything she does, putting lyrics that linger even long after the last song ends.

Holly’s “Prima Donna” EP was directly form a time that she spent looking inwards and figuring herself out. Through her songs she touches on all the ways relationships, ups and downs, break ups and resilience can get to her. ‘Holly’s music is driven by bold female fervor and teeming with splashes of fury and silliness, to which she adds an electrifying flair.

Within this exclusive interview, Holly lets us look at the creative process by which she operates, the music influences that shape her sound, and the directions in which she intends to move. She returns to her earliest memories of using music as a family tradition and leads us through the way leading to her personality development over all the years through multiple collaborations.

And now fasten your seat belts as we remove the covers of what makes Holly Roseanna a real live tick – the songs of her stories and the passion that drives her every step. It’s time to be touched by Holly’s bright spirit as she not only will sing through her songs, but also reveal her life story.

Listen to Show Me The Gold (ft. Empress) below

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What is your stage name
Holly Roseanna

Is there a story behind your stage name?
Roseanna is my middle name! My mum and dad were massive fans of the band Toto, hence the name Roseanna.

Where do you find inspiration?
From other artists! I usually feel inspired to write something after hearing something I love by another musician.

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
My first introduction to music was singing to The Sound of Music when I was little. Then I started to ply the Cello when I was in Primary School. Once I learned to play guitar at 14, the rest was history and songwriting came fairly naturally to me.

Are you from a musical or artistic family?
The musicial genes are strong in my family. My dad is a fantastic guitarist, my uncle is a bassist and my auntie plays the violin. My grandad was a fantastic singer and so was my great-granny – she even sang for the Queen!

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
My family have always been very supportive and have always encouraged me to get out there and share my music with the world.

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My family have always been very supportive

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I taught myself guitar and went to piano lessons for a few years to try and learn some music theory – which I wasn’t very good at! I prefer to play by ear.

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
My first gig was Jack White and the Raconteurs at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange when I was 16. I was in love with him at the time!

How could you describe your music?
This EP is angry and sassy with a touch of silliness!

Describe your creative process.
I normally start off my songs as an instrumental piece before the lyrics come. I normally write a bassline, then drums then add in chords and then any other embellishments until I have a groove. Occasionally I will start off an idea for lyrics – I decide what the mood for the song will be (i.e energetic, sad, a ballad) then I’ll take it from there and try to create a soundscape which suits the theme.

What is your main inspiration?
Writers who write about unusual and interesting topics, rather than just stereotypical songs about love and heartbreak.

What musician do you admire most and why?
Kate Bush and Andre 3000 – some of their lyrics are real poetry and very interesting – they both know how to think outside of the box and are hugely musically talented too.

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yes, definitely, when I first started off, I wrote girly love songs on the acoustic guitar. I find that style a bit cringey and embarrassing now!

Who do you see as your main competitor?
I try not to compare myself to other artists as we all have a totally different set of circumstances. I compete with myself all the time though!

What are your interests outside of music?
I love pole dancing and making stained glass art.

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Music is only a hobby for me and I have a full time job in events management!

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Not having enough time – if I had more time to excel in my skills I’d be a better artist for it.

If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
It doesn’t pay particularly well, that’s for sure!

Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
I chose the title ‘Prima Donna’ to reflect the heavy and sassy nature of the tunes. I feel like a Prima Donna when I sing them.

What are your plans for the coming months?
I have a few gigs coming up with my cover band, Siren, and I’ll preparing for my next release!

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
Not on the horizon, but for this release I really enjoyed collaborating with Empress who’s an amazing Scottish hip-hop artist and rapper.

What message would you like to give to your fans?
I hope you all love the EP and stay tuned for some more music which will be released very soon!

Mister Styx
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My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore. Hop on lets go fetch for some new sounds!

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