ROOS is a composer, producer, singer, and musician based in California and New York.
ROOS Standards’ series uses the forms of the mixtape and the playlist to create a collage of musical voices and styles, including gospel, country, shoegaze, r&b, jazz, soft rock, torch songs, trap music, contemporary classical, bossa nova, and free improvisation. It’s classic pop songwriting reaching toward experimentation.
Standards, which will be released in three volumes, is a song cycle exploring the aftermath of failure, from resistance to transcendence to death, which the ultimate American failure. Each song illustrates a moment in the ongoing cycle that inevitably results from effort and ambition.
ROOS works with a large community of musicians, including Andrew Aged (Inc No World), Kelli Scarr (Moby), Austin Beede (Grateful Shred), Sam Gendel (INGA), Eliza Callahan (Jack and Eliza, Purr), Jimmy MacBride (Herbie Hancock), Luke Sellick (Russell Malone) and the Occidental Community Choir.
ROOS will release the first volume of Standards on their eponymous imprint - ROOS - of Twosyllable Records on March 2nd, 2018
released March 2, 2018
Addition Mixing: Jeremy Harris
Cover Image: Barbara Signer I WON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOU (2016)