Rotterdam-based songstress Nana M. Rose writes beautiful, touching pop ballads and light, bittersweet indie-folk,  showcasing her “grounded, mighty vocal range” (Earmilk). Following her recent release of her EP 'Morning Drops & Lemon Seeds’, she has been dubbed “a stand out star in the night sky of music” by music press heavyweight 1883 Magazine. 

 

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 and was awarded SENA’s public award Grote Prijs van Rotterdam (Big Prize of Rotterdam) 2016. Her first EP MEUS x MEA (as ‘Nana’) followed in 2017.
 

Before the pandemic, Nana toured the UK, New York and The Netherlands. More recently, she has performed at various venues all over the Netherlands as part of the 2021 Popronde artist selection.

Her 5-track EP ‘Morning Drops & Lemon Seeds’, produced by Louis Souyave (Salt Ashes, Maddox Jones), was released in June this year and received widespread attention from music press, including tastemakers like Earmilk, Rolling Stone India and 1883 Magazine. Its focus track ‘4 AM’ has just been announced the winner of this year’s “Rotterdam Track of the Year” award and the official music video was broadcasted on TV channel Open Rotterdam as part of their NYE celebrations 2021/2022. 

 

Nana has received major support from radio presenter Kevin van Arnhem, playing live on his show ‘Parels van de Nacht’ (3FM) on multiple occasions. She also performed live on the renowned radio shows ‘3voor12 Radio’ (3FM), ‘Het Muziekcafé’ and Giel Beelen’s eponymous show (both Radio 2).


Following the incredible successes so far, 2022, too, promises to become another exciting year for Nana M. Rose, while she continues to write new material with various collaborators from the UK and the Netherlands for her first full-length release.