If you’re looking for Lana Del Rey instrumentals and airy, passionate vocals, Roses & Revolutions has dropped the single you’ve been wanting to hear since “Ultraviolence”. The duo, consisting of Alyssa Coco and Matt Merritt, have been taking over Upstate New York with their innovative and fearless indie-pop sound.
The single, “Moment”, streaming now, draws heavy piano chords that flow amazingly with Coco’s powerful vocals. The way the song builds and maintains pace shows off the genius production quality and skill the band possesses.
The two met while playing in the Rochester scene, and realized their vibe matched in a spiritual way. They decided to start working on music together in 2009. Coco said, “One day Matt asked me if I was interested in jamming, to see if we connected.”
“A couple rehearsals later we realized we had something; when we got in a room and played a song, even a cover, with his guitar and my piano together, it was fun—a different kind of connection.” The connection bleeds through their work. Roses & Revolution is that type of female fronted band that’s slaying the music scene currently.