What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
Rosemary Joaquin, Washington D.C. native, moved to Nashville to pursue her dream of becoming a musician. Her first big hit “Showered” reached half a million streams which was soon accompanied by her next single “Bad Song” that reached even more listeners. She has quickly become the one to watch! Once you hear her soulful gritty voice you will crave more. Luckily she is constantly releasing singles that are definite bops!
What made you go in to music?
I was constantly singing as a child and my parents always fostered that love. My family is very loud and music was always a key factor. Also there is nothing I love more than singing in front of a crowd. Hopefully one day I can make a full career out of that love!
Are you a signed?
No but hopefully one day I will!
You have released your new single ‘Sleep Without It’, tell us more about the single.
“Sleep Without It” is a fun pop beat with a pretty catchy chorus line. I wrote it because I noticed that the moment the world went quiet and nothing was there to distract me, my mind would race! I also just love to sing it because I get to show off my low voice as well as getting a moment to belt a little in the chorus!
What is the meaning behind the single?
The song focuses on escaping into the beautiful, chaotic noise of the world in order to distract ourselves from the inner workings of our own minds.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing process like?
I wrote the song with my friends Chelsea Balan and Will Mcbeath and although the song took us a long time to finish that day, I was so happy we pushed through and got all our thoughts down. The song actually took me by surprise because when we finished writing it I did not think it was one of my favourites. After taking a few days away from it and hearing the demo, I fell in love with it. I needed it to be my next single!
What was the recording process like?
The demo was in a great place. I just re -recorded vocals with Will McBeath and added fun ad libs to complete the track.
Who did you work with on the single?
Will McBeath and Chelsea Balan were the two other writers on the track and then Will was also the producer which was great because he was already invested. The Master was completed by Chris Gehringer with Sterling Sound.
Will we also see a Music Video for the track? If so when and what can we expect?
I am choosing not do a video for this track. I had great photos taken for this track and I feel that they were a good visual for the track.
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect?
This year will be the year of Singles for Rosemary Joaquin Music! In the future I do want to put out an EP but for now, as a developing artist, the singles are giving me the leeway to create without restraining myself to one specific sound.
Do you have any shows coming up?
I just was accepted onto the SoFar Sounds Roster, so hopefully I will be performing for one of their secret shows this summer. Since moving to Nashville (Moved to Nashville in September) I have played two shows and I am working now to book another!
If so where will you be heading?
What else can we expect in 2019?
I plan on putting out two more singles in 2019.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists? One of my singles targeted to come out in August of this year will have a feature with Ben Schuller! Very excited about that one!
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
They can email me directly. I love collaborations because it allows for both mine and the other artist’s creativity to grow. I also just love harmonizing with other singers!
Do you play any instruments?
I can just plunk out chords on a piano. Enough to help me write a song.
Who are your influences?
LEON, Jacob Banks, Sasha Sloan, Emilie Nicolas, the list goes on and on!
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Movies, music, my imagination. Sometimes from my own life experience but usually from my friends lives. If you have had anything wild happen in your life let me know!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In 5 years I want to have a full catalogue of songs out that I am very proud of! I hope to be performing more (maybe opening up for someone). I also would love to be able to support myself financially with just my music career.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I love exercising! Going out and seeing all of what Nashville has to offer (it’s such a cool town, I want to experience it all). And I love going to other artists shows!
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
“Unknown (To You)” Jacob Banks
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
“Stay hungry, stay foolish”
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
“Comparison is the thief of joy”
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“She thought she could so she did!”
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? –Georgetown Waterfront – beautiful cobblestone
2/ Who do you see first?- my family and my dog!
3/What do you eat first? – Pete’s Pizza (great New Haven Style pizza)
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Water (need to hydrate!)
Fun outfit that’s comfy but pops!
List of the Songs I am playing in order to put on the floor for my band
My friends – they help pump me up! (Go Friendship)
My band! I get a lot of energy playing with a live band not just a track!