London-based, Dutch-born singer songwriter Nana M. Rose writes touching, alternative pop ballads showcasing her “grounded, mighty vocal range” (Earmilk). Her songs are reminiscent of Adele’s stirring style and have a dreamy, cinematic flair evocative of Lana del Rey. Her upcoming EP incorporates vintage Hollywood strings reminiscent of the early twentieth century, whilst never letting go of the raw, heart-wrenching emotion that Nana has been praised for ever she first entered the scene. After she posted a cover of Sharon van Etten’s ‘I Know’ on Instagram, the established American singer-songwriter herself commented: ‘’This brought tears to my eyes’’.
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. Inspired by legendary songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Carole King, Nana brings us a unique vintage pop-sound steeped in melancholy and weltschmerz.
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 and was awarded SENA’s public award Grote Prijs van Rotterdam (Big Prize of Rotterdam) 2016. After graduating in 2018 Nana toured the UK, New York and The Netherlands.
Following the release of her debut EP 'Morning Drops & Lemon Seeds’ (2021) and three sold out headline shows at Amsterdam’s popular venue ‘Bitterzoet’, she was soon dubbed “a stand out star in the night sky of music” by music press heavyweight 1883 Magazine and received widespread acclaim from other tastemakers, including Clash Magazine, Earmilk, Rolling Stone India. Nana’s single ‘‘4 AM’ won 2021’s “Rotterdam Track of the Year” award, while the EP received major Dutch national radio support. Nana performed live on ‘3voor12 Radio’ (3FM), Giel Beelen’s eponymous show (Radio 2), Carolien Borger’s ‘Het Muziekcafé’ (Radio 2) and Kevin van Arnhem show ‘Parels van de Nacht’ (3FM). In 2021/2022 she showcased her live set all over the Netherlands as part of the 2021 Popronde artist selection.
Nana has relocated to London in 2022, her musical home, where she recorded her upcoming EP ‘Feathers’. She regularly performs solo as well as with her band both across the UK and the Netherlands, with shows booked at popular live venues such as The Macbeth (London) and Luxor Arnhem (NL). The first single of ‘Feathers’ is called ‘Only You’, and is out on all streaming platforms now.