Last year Hudson Rose, a singer-songwriter from the mid north coast of New South Wales, released her first single, ‘Never See Me Cry’, and an accompanying video, signed a global publishing deal with Checked Label Services/Kobalt Music Publishing and completed her Higher School Certificate. Since then she’s released another single, ‘One More Kiss’. Both singles were on high rotation on KIX Country, Triple M Country, ABC Country and Australian Country Radio.

In her latest single, ‘Drivin’ to You’, Rose – who this year won the Maureen Wagner Memorial Award for Most Promising Young Artist in Australian Country Music – shows us another dimension to her sound and her lyrics. It’s a pulsing country-pop song about trying to resist the irresistible, even though you know it’s no good for you, and Rose sings it commandingly while also conveying the vulnerability of the story.

‘The idea for this song came from a short video I saw where a girl said the only thing that could stop her from going to see a guy was having a drink, because then she can’t drive,’ explains Rose. ‘I could relate to this as we all have things we know we shouldn’t do or places we shouldn’t go, but for some reason we are drawn to still do it. I developed the idea lyrically, put a strum pattern to it and presented it as an idea to Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis from MSquared. Working with MSquared was a great experience and definitely a relationship that I would like to pursue in the future.’

With three strong releases already in her repertoire, each offering something different while retaining Rose’s vocal style, it’s exciting to contemplate what will come next.

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