What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
Rob Roth is a NYC based Pop/EDM Singer Songwriter whose artistry is shaped by his self-discovery journey after overcoming consecutive serious injuries and surgeries during his early 20’s. After spending several years in the Finance world, Rob only recently discovered his talent and passion for music. In such a short period of time, Rob has turned his passion into reality by leaving Finance to pursue a career in music. Rob’s goal through his songwriting is to allow his listeners to develop their own interpretation of the feelings he wants to evoke both through pain/hardship, but also through healing and love. His upcoming music focuses on both persevering through hardships & tough situations, as well as looking towards the future with a positive outlook. The versatility of Rob’s voice and writing make his upcoming releases a group of must listen to music. At 29 years old Rob Roth is breaking into the music scene with a positive outlook on life and is excited to impact others lives through speaking his truth. Rob’s unique life experiences enables him to pull inspiration from various times during his life. His courage to take a leap and reach for his newfound passion and goals will surely inspire the masses as he continues to release new music and share how he was able to overcome his own obstacles. Much of the music from the artists that Rob finds inspirational got him through the darker days. He specifically looks up to artists such as Dave Matthews, Avicii, Illenium, and John Mayer, among so many others. With a drive to succeed, Rob demonstrates how it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
What made you go into music?
It started in high school, I had this desire to learn guitar and when I went to UCLA for a college program the summer between 10th and 11th grade I took a class and learned how to play. I taught myself a bunch of songs over the years (mostly Dave Matthews). The bulk of the story comes from my injuries. I tore my left ACL senior year of high school, which was my first major injury and I lost my senior year season for golf (I was an all county golfer back in the day). A year later during a rush event at college I ended up tearing my right meniscus (bucket handle tear which is extremely painful). For the next few years I was relatively healthy, until April of my senior year when I randomly couldn’t get up from my bed after some pickup basketball, which ended up being 2 herniated discs. The period thereafter was the most debilitating 2 years of my life, but I was finally recovering from my back injury and started playing basketball again. Maybe my 3rd or 4th time playing I end up tearing my ACL in my right knee. At that point I was just so dejected and unknowingly depressed. I pushed off surgery because I was so done with the injuries and the rehabs. Finally in November of 2018 I got the surgery and decided to make some mindset and lifestyle changes. I became a more positive person and put myself back on the right path to being who I am supposed to be as a person. It was the next summer in 2019 that I returned to playing guitar, as well as golf. That summer manifested itself from my roommate telling me I sounded amazing in my apartment, all the way to getting vocal lessons for the first time in Nov of 2019. Throughout the pandemic I have been able to practice and practice and practice and I have reached a point where I feel like I am truly meant to do this. I had never written a song before thanksgiving of last year and have now released 7 songs with more on the way!
Who are your influences?
Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Avicii, Chainsmokers, Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls, among more!
Are you signed?
I have a few singles released through labels but I am unsigned!
You released your new single ‘Who You Are’, tell us more about the single.
Who You Are is a track that is inspired by the early part of a relationship when you feel like you have opened up and shared your insecurities with your partner, but don’t feel like it has been reciprocated. It is a hopeful vibe that basically shares that moment when you say I am in love with this person and I am going to share it with them, and I hope that they feel the same way. The message is truly to not hold back your feelings for that person when they are as strong as they are.
What was the writing and recording process like?
I wrote and tracked the song back in April 2021 with my buddy Robbie Rosen, and pitched it to Marin Hoxha who produced the track. Once we went through a couple of revision sessions we pitched it to 7Clouds who picked up the song to be released.
Describe the track in two words.
Who did you work with on the single?
Robbie Rosen and Marin Hoxha
Will we see a Music video for ‘Who You Are’ and if so, what can we expect from it?
Probably no video for this one.
Will we see a EP or Album and if so what can we expect from it.
You might be seeing an EP in early 2022 😉
Do you have any live shows or a tour coming up and if so let us know where we can catch you at?
I am performing at Rockwood Music Hall this Sunday Dec 5th. After that show I will start filling in my spring calendar for shows.
What else can we expect at the end of 2021/ Early 2022?
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
As a successful singer-songwriter, producer, artist within the music industry. I have a goal to perform at Radio City Music Hall by the end of 2023.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Always be yourself, there will be people who appreciate you for who you truly are.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My Yamaha A1R guitar, water bottle, wireless iems, vocal straws for warming up, confidence 😉