ICYMI, young women are dominating the charts right now, turning the popular music world upside down—especially as 2019 rounds the corner—and Rozzi is the fresh face joining the mix.
Since the beginning, indie pop singer-songwriter Rosalind Elizabeth “Rozzi” Crane has stood out from the crowd, having garnered a solid 60k followers on her Instagram page, and a following of devoted fans since her breakout EP, Space, dropped in 2015.
The San Francisco native got her big break after being discovered by Adam Levine, leading her to tour the world with Maroon 5. Since traveling with the "Girls Like You" hitmakers, she notes that she’s been able to “find herself,” and eventually released her first full-length record in 2018, Bad Together. Since its release, the stunning, deeply personal record has landed her opening spots on runs with both Betty Who and Owl City.
Whether she had had Levine’s guidance or not, it's evident that Rozzi's one-of-a-kind creative vision is enough to keep people talking. From the deeply melancholy “Bad Together” which reflects on a crumbling relationship that was holding her back, to the simplistic, heartfelt anthem, “Joshua Tree,” her discography is as emotional as it is personal. It’s as if she’s letting us, the listeners, read pages of her diary with total confidence, and her fans are thankful for that.
In the same way that her songs are reflective on her own personal thoughts, experiences, and heartaches, Rozzi invited us to take a look at a different kind of diary: a photo documentation of her recent tour with American Authors and O.A.R. Check it out below, then make sure to Track her on Bandsintown!
Me in one of the shirts Joshua Tree National Park sent me for writing them a theme song with “Joshua Tree.” It has been so surreal to see people sing that song back to me in every city we visit. It’s always dreamy when people know the words to my songs but "Joshua Tree" is even more intense because it’s such a personal song. This year has been my first singing songs as honest and authentic as the ones on my album; hearing people know the words is so so cool. (The shirts are fire btw!)
PHOTO CREDIT: Gregory Berg @gbergphoto
Opening for American Authors and O.A.R has been especially great because all of the guys in both bands are incredibly nice. Literally, everyone is sweet! I also have been singing Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It” during O.A.R’s set which is so fun. The band goes very hard and I swear I’ve never seen audiences dance as hard as O.A.R’s audiences dance. It’s great to sing with that energy.
On tour, I’m either overwhelmed with love by tons of people or I’m very alone in a hotel room. This is what the latter looks like—me, in a city I don’t know, with Love Island playing on my laptop. The UK version of Love Island is genius television and I’m not trying to be cute when I say that—it’s so entertaining and it’s saving my life on the days I feel homesick!
Another recurring view of mine is my tour manager, Eric, and my guitarist/BG singer, Shannon, on their phones. We’re in transit most days—whether it’s a car, a plane, a bus—and we’re on our phones like everyone else. I actually don’t know how I’d be able to handle tour without a smartphone ...it’s my connection to all the people I miss at home...and it’s my connection to Love Island...
Hands down, no question about it, my favorite thing about tour is connecting with you guys. I’m so addicted to the feeling of closeness music can build between strangers. It’s magical to me that we can feel like we really know each other just because we relate to the same lyrics and chords. I’ve felt it for artists I’ve never met and I feel it now with fans I’ve never met. This is Erin: she’s been coming to my shows and supporting me for years and she made this shirt on her own. I made her let me take a photo of it because it’s so cute!
Despite the fact that I have been touring for years, I have never been able to develop any makeup or hair skills. I have no patience and no hand-eye coordination, apparently. So, I get eyelash extensions from Ashley Van Beauty in Los Angeles, take OCD-level care of my skin, and call it a day. Oh, and I get blowouts every few shows. That’s actually my biggest indulgence on tour—I live out of a suitcase, travel miles every day, and share dressing rooms with 25 boys, so I let someone else wash and dry my hair sometimes!
Van tours are rough because you have to drive all day; while on a bus you can drive while you sleep. But, what I love about a van tour is seeing the country. The country is beautiful! This is in Austin, Texas on the way back to my Uncle Hank’s house where we stayed after the show. A storm seemed to come out of nowhere right after my set and this is when it began to disappear just as quickly. I love Texas by the way; we always have good shows there for some reason. I think everyone is just proud and happy to be from there and I’m about it!!
I flew to New York when we had a few days off to see friends and be back in a city that feels home-y. My cousin was out of town (thank you Burning Man!) so she gave me her spot in Fort Greene and I spent the time with friends: not singing, drinking, and eating things I don’t usually let myself have on tour. Apparently, I took selfies too!! It was the perfect "weekend" to push me into the final week of tour.