New York-raised, Los Angeles-based rising indie-pop songstress Carly Rose drops end of summer anthem, “Song of the Summer,” an ironic twist on the quintessential summer song. Carly wrote the track in quarantine during a time of reflection, looking back on moments of her life in love that she once thought were amazing and beautiful, until she took off her rose-colored glasses. This song's evocative lyrics conjure a sense of nostalgia while also serving as a reminder that hindsight is 20/20. Click HERE to listen.
Carly added about the track, “The song is a take on summer clichés from the perspective of someone who was once seduced by them, but now knows better. Time goes on, and the love, lust, wonder, and innocence of summer fades with it.”
“Song of the Summer” comes ahead of the release of Carly’s highly anticipated debut EP WILD, due out on September 9th. The EP will include her recent thoughtful, yet infectious single “twentyone,” as well as the title track featuring Goody Grace.
At just 13 years old, Carly rose to fame on the X Factor’s second season, placing 2nd on the show...the youngest finalist in the show’s history. With a recording contract at her fingertips, she chose to take a step back from the industry, not wanting to become the typical reality TV-manufactured instant pop star.
The years of incubation have paid off as Carly emerges as one of the most refreshing and fully formed young artists - wise beyond her years, with an unexpected soul in her voice that cuts right through an oversaturated “insta” pop music industry. Writing all of her own songs, Carly offers commentary on weighty topics such as drug addiction and lost youth, yet packages it in a way that is accessible to a wide range of listeners. Listen once and you might hear a fun song to jam to. Listen deeper and you could find yourself contemplating some of life’s most topical and challenging issues.