Imagine if the last season of Silicon Valley saw Richard leaving Pied Piper behind to go all-in with music. Yes, Richard has never once showcased any musical ability but imagine, okay? With that, we have the duo behind Pink Roses. They met in a tech-house but later left that world behind as they drove south towards not only Los Angeles, but the music that was inside of them. Possibly cooler than how Silicon Valley may end this fall…possibly. Now we’re going to go deeper into what drove Pink Roses towards music, Hollywood, and what’s to come as they plan to take over Los Angeles!
Kendra: When you entered that tech-house, did you have music in the back of either of your minds as something that you could trade that world for?
Pink Roses: When I was growing up, I always dreamt of playing stadiums in a band. I played in a lot of different bands through high school and college. Honestly, once I graduated from college and moved to San Francisco to work in tech, I never thought I’d have a real band again. It was meant to be though. Once we lived together and became friends, we just naturally started writing music every day until we had 100 songs. We weren’t even thinking of being a band. It was just our passion. Pink Roses didn’t even exist yet.
Kendra: The tech and music industry have a lot of commonalities from wanting to be innovative with what you release to their ability to be insanely cutthroat. As people who’ve had their feet in each pool, which would you say leaves people with more peace of mind at the end of the day?
Pink Roses: I’d say music 100% leaves people with more peace of mind. Both as fans and as artists in the industry. I believe strongly that tech can solve massive global problems and change the world for the better…but when it comes to peace of mind, I believe music is so pure and beautiful. It can touch people’s souls. On the industry side – both music and tech are cutthroat. We are pretty competitive people though in general having both started companies (one of which was acquired). We want to win. So that works great for us. I wouldn’t call it peace of mind, but it is fun!
Kendra: When you left that tech-house and headed back to LA, was it simply for the music scene?
Pink Roses: Yes absolutely. It was to follow our dreams of playing stadiums and pursue our passion for music and art. We wanted to be surrounded by creative people. Also, the weather is much better.
Kendra: Because with your first single being “Hollywood” and your latest being “Westside,” it’s clear your love for Los Angeles rings true. Where would you say is the best place in the city to sit, be with your thoughts, and write?
Pink Roses: We are the type of people who can write music anywhere. Which is how we wrote 100 songs. Inspiration comes strongly from within us. We are very good manifesting inspiration and just writing until it comes. We wrote a lot of our music in my bedroom in LA with just a tiny window looking out. I will say though that we just moved into a new house in LA that literally overlooks the Hollywood sign and I feel very inspired here.
Kendra: Speaking of, will there be more singles coming soon, or perhaps an album?
Pink Roses: Yes! We have an amazing new single coming out very soon called “Don’t Give Up On Me.” It is an extremely emotional song. It is probably our best song yet. We are so stoked on it. We are going to write 30 more songs over the next two months and are set to record a 5-song EP later this year. We also have music videos planned for “Hollywood” and “Westside” so far! Outside of that, I can almost guarantee that we will be playing some shows in LA, NYC, and SF.
Kendra: You had a show at Hotel Cafe back in June. Will we be seeing you more around LA as the summer turns into fall soon?
Pink Roses: We had an amazing SOLD OUT show at Hotel Cafe! Over 200 people came. It was incredible! You will definitely be seeing more of us around LA. We want to take over LA!