Singled Out: Joseph Rose's True Colors EP

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Vancouver rapper Joseph Rose released his new EP "True Colors" today (Aug 26) and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the tracks "Pour You Out" and "Cookin' (Ft. P Reign)." Here are the stories:

"Pour You Out" was a song inspired by my childhood events and lack of relationship with my father. I made the song to support my half brother and sister who are now going through and witnessing the side of our dad that I witnessed as a young kid. I made the song to help my family know that they are not alone, and that there are brighter days ahead. I also made the song in hopes that my dad could learn to forgive himself for who he is, stop making excuses for his actions and move forward. Overall I guess I really just wanted to make a song that has a message that millions of kids and people that grew up with single parents can relate to, a song that can touch home.

The video for "Pour You Out" stars my younger brother Liam Rose who plays myself as a teenager, and my good friend Oriol Torres, who plays my young father. The song was produced by Pro Logic (Reps Up) and was recorded by Rob The Viking at the Chamber Studio. Rob The Viking also did some backup vocals in the hook which was an honor for me! Working with producers of that quality has changed my outlook on recording entirely, I have learned a lot over the past few years.

Cookin' (Ft. P Reign): As bold as this sounds, "Cookin" was a song that I did simply because I could. A lot of people may not like the song and others may love it. At the end of the day, it was an opportunity to work with one of Toronto's biggest up and coming rap artists P Reign. I really just wanted to step outside of the box on this song and show the world that I have diversity as an artist and that I am not bound to one genre of music. I don't want to be labeled, a "backpack rapper" or a "trap rapper" I want to do it all, and I will. I could care less what people think. Another reason I wanted to do this song was to rub it in the face of all the artists with huge egos out there that rap just to be cool, pretending to be something they really aren't. All the "gangster trap rappers" out there that claim they are about that life, when many are just following trends that are hot and don't know the first thing about hustling. Regardless, you probably won't hear too many songs like "Cookin" coming out of my studio, but it was fun to do and I love the way the track turned out. Not too many artists out there get the chance to do a track with Drake's right-hand man. I took advantage of the opportunity because I thought it was a good look.

Cookin' was produced by Pro Logic, and recorded by Rob The Viking at The Chamber Studio.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!


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