Inspired #0043 Blake Rose
Blake Rose is starting to make a name for himself in the face-paced pop scene, and when he puts out tunes like his new single ‘Heavy Shit’ we are not surprised. He talks to us about the hustle of Los Angeles and all things that inspire him.
Who are you top three musical inspirations?
The 1975, ColdPlay, Ed Sheeran.
I love The 1975 for their ability to take you through an experience when listening to their music rather than just hearing a good song. They defy genres so effortlessly and have so much passion and depth in both their songwriting and production. They also self produce a lot of their music which just makes it even cooler.
Coldplay has such a massive sound that’s built for stadiums. Their music feels larger than life and completely timeless. It’s the type of music that, at a show, makes you feel connected with everyone around you in one big moment that people will treasure for the rest of their lives which is one of my biggest goals.
Ed Sheeran was a massive influence for me when I first really started getting into music. His artistry and songwriting is so raw yet balanced between his hip-hop/grime type influences and those delicate acoustic vibes he’s so well known for. His approach to lyrics were something I’ve always admired. He crafts very story telling, literal lyrics that pull you in to a definite storyline but are tastefully intertwined with various poetic tools to paint emotion. A perfect balance which I often subconsciously use as guide when writing my own music.
Is there a certain film that inspires you?
Seeing the Ed Sheeran Documentary ‘Jumpers for Goalposts’ had a lot of impact on me. His story of coming into the industry was somewhat similar to mine with his busking/pub gig background so learning of his path into success and witnessing some of the major moments in his career from his perspective was super insightful and inspiring. Also, being able to relate to his story gave me this hope that anyone can do what they set their mind on no matter where you come from which is a message I want to be able to spread to fans and other upcoming musicians one day.
What city do you find the most inspiring?
I definitely find Los Angeles the most inspiring city. Everyone here is hustling, especially in the entertainment industry. Having that energy surrounding you all the time constantly keeps you inspired and driven.
Who is the most inspiring person to you?
My roommate, Joel Adams, is definitely one of the most inspiring people in my life. The energy and passion he brings when creating music along side the pure perseverance and drive he has in this industry are something I always look up to.