Posted On 29 Sep 2016
At only 12 years old, you might recognize Aaryn Rose from being featured in John Legend’s hit music video “You and I”, which has amassed over 57 million hits on YouTube.
Already an accomplished vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, Aaryn has performed around the Los Angeles area in famed venues such as Lucy’s 51, The Mint, The Joint, The Queen Mary, The Normandie Casino, Bar 20 on Sunset, just to name a few.
She has performed with the local charity Nu Skool Sings Old Skool, which has raised money for the women of Skid Row. Aaryn has also performed with bands at Guitar Center Studios and was featured live on Fox 11 News as an up and coming artist.
“It Only Gets Better” is the name of her debut single and she is excited to support it now.
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Learn more Aaryn Rose in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! Now that we are entering the fall of 2016, what are some words you would use to describe this year?
I would use the word amazing because I have had lots of amazing opportunities that I am very grateful for. I would also use the word progressive as I have worked with lots of new people this year and have greatly moved forward towards my goals.
What have been some of the highlights for you and your music?
It has been great working with Grammy award-winning producer Jared Lee Gosselin. I am also excited to announce that I released my new single, “It Only Gets Better” which is out on iTunes, Spotify, Sound cloud, Apple Music and more!
Growing up, have you always want to be a singer?
From the age of 2, I always knew I wanted to be a singer. Since then I haven’t stopped singing 24/7!
Can you recall your earliest musical memory?
My first performing memory was singing karaoke on cruise ships when we took vacations at the age of 3. People thought I was reading the monitor as I knew all of the words.
How did life change for you after you were featured in John Legend’s hit music video for his song “You and I”?
Having been cast in the John Legend Video was amazing. The project had such an incredible impact. Life didn’t change but it made me much more aware of the struggle we have as women and the societal view of how we look.
Let’s talk about your debut single, “It Only Gets Better.” Where did the inspiration for it come from?
I came up with “It Only Gets Better” because I’m sick of songs always taking a negative turn. I wanted a song that was positive from the beginning to end, and spread positivity to the listeners. I wanted it to be a fun summer song all around.
When do you hope to release a full-length album? Is that currently a goal of yours?
Right now, we are just working on releasing singles, so its not a current goal I’m working on as of now but possibly in the future.
From what I’ve read, it sounds like you have performed all over Los Angeles. What have been a few favorite shows of yours?
My favorite show I have performed was the Miss Russian LA 2016 Pageant. I loved it because the stage was huge, the room was amazing ,the audience was lively and everyone was singing along.
What do you think ultimately makes a great show for you?
What ultimately makes a great show for me is a great audience. That is what really makes it fun!
What if anything has surprised you about the music industry?
What has surprised me about the music industry is how competitive it is. I have been so fortunate to work and meet some amazing artists and producers.
What do you think has been your biggest challenge?
The toughest thing for me has been my age. People tend to underestimate my skills because I am only 12. I have been writing since I was 8 and I am learning 3 instruments. Piano, guitar and drums. Performing comes very naturally to me, I LOVE it…
And what do you think has come really naturally to you?
What has come most naturally to me is working in the studio and performing live. I am very used to performing publicly as I have been from a very young age.
I admire Rihanna for her strong voice and the musicality of her songs. I also look up to Ariana Grande because most of the time her songs aren’t so dark. Her voice is amazing, her music is fun, lively and upbeat.
Who would you love to work with in the future?
In the future, I would love to collaborate with The Chainsmokers. I love how they work with unknown and Indie artists to help them towards success. I also love all of their songs!
When you aren’t performing, working in the studio, what do you like to do for fun? How do you unwind from it all?
When I’m not working, I like to hang out with my friends, cooking, hanging out with the family and my 3 dogs. My parents and I love to travel so we take small trips often.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope listeners take away from your songs?
I hope my listeners take away a positive message, happiness and feeling good… Music is so important for all ages of life!