Carmouflage Rose soars on ‘Wildflowers’
It’s a huge time for Zimbabwe-born, Brisbane based artist CARMOUFLAGE ROSE. Not only has he dropped a killer second single in the form of ‘Wildflowers’, he’s also been signed to Sony Music Entertainment Australia, and announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Carmouflage Rose‘s debut single ‘Late Nights’ from last year rocketed him to success almost instantaneously – and for good reason. Not only were we introduced to his impeccable flow and strong vocal presence, we also witnessed the unique style of production courtesy of James Angus, blending modern influences like Travis Scott and The Weekend with Zimbabwean and Jamaican music from his childhood. With ‘Wildflowers’, he’s shown ‘sophomore slump’ isn’t a phrase in his dictionary.
The track commands your attention right away with booming kicks and crisp claps that playfully toe the line between hip-hop and dance. With subtle and smoky synths, there’s a thick, dreamy atmosphere around the track, compounded by the layers of vocals soaked in reverb. Where many hip-hop tracks use the instrumental as a base, the vocals on ‘Wildflowers’ work in perfect harmony with the rhythm-strong production. The result is a spacey and dance-y banger sure to make anyone move.
Camo has said that his music always has “that dancehall vibe”, which perfectly encapsulates what’s so appealing about ‘Wildflowers’ to me. The hip-hop nature of the percussion and his vocals meld perfectly with the halcyonic synths and reverb-soaked layers, creating that’s totally unique and totally Camouflage Rose.
In celebration of ‘Wildflowers’ he’s hitting up capital cities and regional locals alike in his tour of Australia and New Zealand. Hit up the dates below, and grab your tickets HERE.
FRI 11 MAY – THE WORKERS CLUB – MELBOURNE
SAT 12 MAY – ROCKET BAR – ADELAIDE
FRI 18 MAY – THE LANSDOWNE – SYDNEY
SAT 19 MAY – RAD BAR- WOLLONGONG
FRI 25 MAY – BLACK BEAR LODGE – BRISBANE
SAT 26 MAY – BIG PINEAPPLE – SUNSHINE COAST
FRI 01 JUN – JACK RABBIT SLIMS – PERTH
SAT 09 JUN – WHAMMY BAR- AUCKLAND
IMAGE BY ANDREW MCIVOR
WORDS BY MAX LEWIS