Rotterdam-based singer-songwriter Nana M. Rose writes beautiful, intimate piano ballads, carried by her incredible, larger-than-life voice, described by Fortitude Magazine as “powerful, moving and unforgettable”. Her songs are reminiscent of Adele’s stirring style and have a dreamy, cinematic flair evocative of Lana del Rey.
Nana’s delicate, poetic lyrics explore the meaning of human connection in an ultra-competitive, individualistic world. As a child, Nana started playing the violin, the classical influence of which is still reflected in her carefully crafted melodies and arrangements. In combination with later inspirations like Adele, Lianne la Havas and Matt Corby, a unique pop-sound steeped in melancholy and weltschmerz has been born.
Nana discovered her voice when she was 15 and has shared her incredible voice with audiences ever since. Aged 18 she spent 4 months in London,
exploring the local music scene and gaining live experience. Through various open mics she discovered her ability to convey emotion to her audience. Back in Rotterdam, she went on to study pop vocals and songwriting at the renowned Codarts Conservatory.
In 2019 and 2020, Nana M. Rose toured the UK, New York and The Netherlands. Nana performed her first singles, 'Love Me Like I Love You' and 'November', live on leading Dutch radio flagships 3fm (Kevin’s 'Parels van de Nacht') and Radio 2 (‘Het Muziekcafé) and was championed by Charlie Ashcroft (Amazing Radio, UK). 'Love Me Like I Love You', a co-write with London-based producer Louis Souyave (‘Be A Lady’, Maddox Jones) was nominated for 2020's Rotterdam ‘Song of the Year’ award. The dreamy, joyful indie folk number ‘Sweet Honey’, her third release on 26 March, shows a not-seen-before light-hearted and romantic side of Nana M. Rose. Her first EP is set for release in summer 2021.