Korean Rock Band The Rose on Coachella Debut, New Album

Korean pop-rock group The Rose closed out their current Coachella efficiency with their 2023 music “Surprise,” bringing the College of Southern California marching band out for the efficiency.

“It was like a dream come true in a method,” essential vocalist and keyboardist Dojoon tells The Hollywood Reporter on a Zoom name from Seoul.   

The Rose consists of 4 members — singer and guitarist Woosung, bassist Jaehyeong, drummer Hajoon and Dojoon. The quartet launched their first single “Sorry” in 2017. Two years later, Dojoon, Jaehyeong and Hajoon went on hiatus to finish their necessary army service. Woosung, who didn’t need to enlist, spent that point releasing solo music.

The group reunited in 2022, releasing their first full-length album Heal. “I imply Heal was the basic … the deep spine of our music,” says Dojoon. The album earned the group a No. 4 spot on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.

Final fall, The Rose launched their second full-length album, Twin. Dojoon explains that the group needed to experiment extra with it. “It went fairly nicely, and we liked how the album got here out,” the 31-year-old shares.

The Rose’s Coachella efficiency signified the top of their current Daybreak to Nightfall tour — the second world tour the band has launched into within the final two years alone. Dojoon describes it because the “important model” of the tour — “brief however highly effective” as he places it.

“Now, we’re again in our dwelling resting, and if we glance again to our movies and images, it doesn’t really feel prefer it’s a factor that occurred to us,” Dojoon jokes about their Coachella expertise. “It seemed stunning.”

Bringing the USC marching band out for the efficiency performed into the “huge image,” as Dojoon places it, in line with the size that the group sees for his or her music. “After we write the songs, we’ll at all times think about about huge-scale stadiums,” Hajoon provides.

Woosung of The Rose performs at Coachella.

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The Rose has carved out an area for themselves on the competition circuit. They performed a number of Lollapalooza dates, together with the primary competition in Chicago final August. The quartet says different teams they noticed throughout these festivals impressed them. General, they attribute their competition success to an earnest appreciation for what they do.  

“We really feel like we love music a lot,” Dojoon says explaining that he looks like that comes throughout once they’re enjoying stay.  

Submit-Coachella, The Rose has just a few issues on the horizon. The group not too long ago launched a unisex perfume Black Rose, named after their beloved followers. Dojoon says the group was very concerned within the creation course of, noting that they’d 20 scents made and used a voting course of to assist determine.

Korean Rock Band The Rose on Coachella Debut, New Album

Woosung provides that the group at all times had an concept of a signature scent that they and their followers would connect with their exhibits. “We undoubtedly needed to create that have of at all times strolling into our present and smelling this,” the 31-year-old singer says.

The group has one other essential goal for this time: Relaxation. “I believe after such an extended tour and simply fixed festivals, excursions, albums, I believe we needed to relaxation a little bit bit,” Woosung says. “However I’m fairly certain whereas we’re resting, we’re going to really feel like we have to do one thing,” he provides noting that the group will begin speaking about their future plans “very, very quickly.”

Throughout this relaxation time, they’ve some particular person plans as nicely. “I’m going to work out each single day,” Hajoon says, immediately met with questions from his bandmates. The 29-year-old drummer assures them that he’s already doing that. In the meantime, Jaehyeong’s plans appear fairly clear. “I’ll take a relaxation each single day,” the 29-year-old bassist explains.

Whereas it’s clear relaxation is rightfully on the forefront for The Rose, they’re actually considering of their future. Woosung says they’re “after all” going to place out one other album however aren’t certain when. Nevertheless, he does share one tidbit that followers will likely be glad to listen to.

“I may confidently say that we have already got the subsequent album principally,” Woosung shares. “We’ve all of the songs. We simply obtained to make the small print proper, however we’ll relaxation for 2 months and are available again quickly.”