Release Date 08/23/2019
(Park The Van)
Oh, Rose’s new record, While My Father Sleeps begins with “25, Alive,” a dirge-y, visceral a power-pop barn burner. As the song opens with the lines “Am I strong enough to tell my truth/25 I am alive and I am angry,” one is clued into the underlying themes of grief in Olivia Rose’s lyrics. While the hooks and energy of “25, Alive” make it a cathartic romp to listen to, Rose offers herself release of sonic self-expression and emotional outpour that allows for a intimate heart-to-heart between listener and artist few others could provide.