The artist formerly known as Brittany Rose has been showcasing her stunning voice in the local scene for a minute now. With the release of her upcoming album Homegirl, the young neo-soul singer and songwriter is ready to break big. The Weekly caught up with her in anticipation of her release show July 28 at Vinyl.
Why did you change your stage name to B. Rose? My dad used to call me B. Rose. When I started writing my own music and gigging, people started calling me that all the time. Now nobody calls me Brittany.
How would you describe your music? Soul with pop elements. I try to throw some hip-hop edginess in there. I write about personal stuff.
How did that translate to your new album? Homegirl is basically how I see myself in Vegas. Growing up, I was the girl who threw all the parties. All the guys would be like, “B, you’re my homegirl. Do you have any hot friends you can bring?” It got to me sometimes, self-confidence-wise. I wrote this album from that point on. It’s all about exploring sexuality, getting into relationships, being broke, being in your 20s and trying to do your art.
What can people expect from your album release show? I try to stay as honest and raw and emotional as I can be as a performer. If I leave the audience feeling something, I did my job. I try to stay as true to the lyrics as possible and to tell a story.
What are your post-Homegirl goals? I want to expand to a national level and be able to tour and hopefully work with other people that I look up to in the industry.
B. Rose with The Noir Movement, Halsey Harkins July 28, 8 p.m., $8-$10. Vinyl, 702-693-5000.