As you may know, at RFL, we love people with creativity. We were surprised when singer Rosendale from his real name Brian Wang tweeted us a couple of weeks ago all the way from US to thank us for putting one of his amazing songs, A Cappella Medley/Mashup- Top Songs of 2017 on our radio. A rising star we invite to get to know a bit more about.
How will you define your music?
My music is a mix of pop, electronic, and dance music genres. My goal is to promote love, diversity, and good vibes through my songs and music videos.
How did you find out about your sexual orientation?
I’ve known since I was a little kid in elementary school! I realised that I had a crush on one of my male teachers at the time. I figured it out pretty quickly after that.
What influence does it have on your music?
I prefer to write songs that everyone can listen to, whether or not they are male, female, gay, straight, or whatever they identify with. I do notice though that my lyrics are a bit more focused on exposing my thoughts, feelings, and insecurities and less about trying to impress love interests or express my confidence and swag. I’m not very traditionally masculine in my songs.
Rosendale, is a musician/songwriter from Fremont in San Francisco Bay who loves creating original musical works online! His videos range from mellow acoustic covers to crazy a cappella arrangements, depending on his mood that week:《 Though mostly everything on my channel is recorded and produced by myself, I couldn’t have done it without the help of my amazing singer friends and overseas collaborative partners. Cheers to music bringing us closer together 》.With more than a million of views combined on Youtube , this is something we couldn’t agree more. A very busy artist. But wait a minute! How Rosendale does it all ?
Could you tell us through your day as a singer in America? (morning, afternoon, evening)
Of course! Every day is different – sometimes I’ll spend a whole day writing and composing a song, or I’ll be practising for an upcoming performance, or I’ll be out filming or editing a video for my YouTube channel. I try to write lyrics for at least 10 minutes a day in the morning, to keep up with my songwriting. In the afternoon and evening, I practice with my keyboard and respond to e-mails and comments on social media. Being a full-time musician means you get to control your own schedule, but you have to push yourself to be creative and do the things you might not necessarily want to do.
What do you want to achieve as a singer, musician and compositor?
My goal is to be a touring artist and to perform my music in countries all over the world.
Tell us about your new song ” Divine”.
I started writing “Divine” two years ago, after my parents received a message from an acquaintance (who happened to be a pastor at a church). They found my YouTube channel, browsed through some of the videos, and decided to write a message expressing their disapproval of me. They wrote, in very plain terms, that I was spreading the work of the devil. In my frustration, anger, and desire to come up with my own creative little comeback, I came up with the first few lyrics of this song:
“Let every pastor speak
Let every preacher preach
Don’t matter what they say
Our love is here to stay.”
I’m really happy with how the song turned out, and I want to let everyone know that it’s ok to be yourself and it’s ok to love someone regardless of race or orientation.
Who is your role model and why?
There’s too many to name just one! One of my favourite musicians is Imogen Heap, who is an incredible[English] singer, songwriter, and producer of her own music. Her sound is eclectic and super catchy, and she has done a fantastic job in getting her fans involved with her music creation process.
We would like to thank Rosendale for agreeing to speak to us. What a beautiful person he is! We wish him the very best in his career as well as in his personal life.