Abigail Rose’s bouncy new single “Birthday,” which was released this morning, features the 23-year-old Nashville artist musing on the hardships of becoming detached from an ex-lover.
Rose enjoyed a career year in 2019, which included the breakout Chris Jobe collaboration “Make It All Better” that led to an appearance during his set at the 2019 Breakaway Music Festival in Nashville.
Abigail Rose performs with Chris Jobe at this year’s Breakaway Fest. (Credit: Abigail Rose)
With “Birthday,” Rose makes it clear that 2019 was no fluke, and she takes a strong step into the 2020s with an infectious pop banger that counteracts the somber, perhaps-premature nature of her unraveling relationship with catchy, pulsing pop riffs that call to mind artists like Dua Lipa or LÉON.
Co-written by Tyler Murray of 2-3 Productions (WONDR, Benjamin Poss), the song owes its sleek, modern production to Galen Crew, the singer-songwriter-producer whose song Sleepyhead became a viral sensation in China in 2015.
Rose has started posting scannable posters like the ones below around Nashville. See how many you can find, here’s a start: