Rising Australian artist Blake Rose returns with new emotional single ‘Use Me’
On ‘Use Me’, luminous guitars and keys shuffle towards a handclap-fueled chant. The track is the latest to be taken from his forthcoming EP, ‘You’ll Get It When You’re Older’ set for release via AWAL Recordings on February 24.
Blake shares: “On the surface level, ‘Use Me’ is about being attracted to somebody and lust creeping into the point where you would let this person do anything to you.” “You’re so obsessed you don’t care. However, upon a closer look, one might realize the song is actually about addiction, resembling the relationship between a drug and its abuser. The substance is personified.”
‘Use Me’ follows previously released tracks including the hopeful, hazy ballad ‘In Your Arms’, which Billboard hailed “an affecting piano ballad that showcases his skill set,” ‘Dizzy’, a playful track filled with his signature wit and nostalgia, lauded by Variance Magazine as “soaring” and “playful,” the deeply personal ‘Magazine’, featuring some serious throwback vibes and beach-boy-esque harmonies, all while tackling the serious subject of addiction and ‘Demon’, praised by Consequence as a “bright and bouncy pop track” that “transforms once the first chorus hits, becoming an anthemic and explosive hype track.”
Following multiple high-profile tours supporting the likes of Dean Lewis, girl in red, Noah Kahan, Ashe, as well as a one-off LA show with American rock band Boys Like Girls, Blake played two SOLD OUT headline shows in Los Angeles and New York last Fall. He is next scheduled to hit the stage this Spring, joining UK artist Mimi Webb on the SOLD-OUT UK leg of her EU/UK tour.
Blake’s catalog continues to grow with each subsequent release, showcasing his adept lyricism and keen ear for a catchy hook and earworm melodies, evidenced by his impressive listener base, amassing more than 300 million streams across all releases.
In just over a year, Blake Rose went from busking in the streets of Perth to becoming one of the most exciting new artists to emerge in recent years. He first catapulted into the spotlight with self-penned, self-produced gems such as his debut ‘Hotel Room,’ and follow-up track, ‘Lost,’ further igniting a buzz.
Hard at work in the studio on new songs, Blake continues to add to his arsenal, further solidifying his potential as a global force in music.