7 songs: The Rose Affair



Hey everyone!

Oh wow, it's been quiet here, eh?

If you follow us on social media, you might've seen that we can explain it.
We are currently working on something that takes up more time than the days have to offer, 
so unfortunately HITS is a bit on the backburner.

It's a shame, but we truly think that it's going to be worth it and hope you stick around for the big reveal on February 28th.


But we took some time to still present you the music we love and invite you to get to know The Rose Affair.


The Rose Affair are a four piece from Cambridge, UK.

Over the past few years the band has built a loyal fanbase and found support from BBC Introducing, DJ Huw Stephens who got their track "Napoli" BBC 1 airplay and music fans from all around the globe.

With their home being the indie scene, you can expect high class live sets,
relatable songs and vivid storytelling through their visuals. 

In 2018 the band released their second EP, played a set at Secret Garden Party, did a live session for ITV news and supported acts such Natty, Itch and Fickle Friends.

The Rose Affair are:
Lucas Jones
Matt Jones
Jacob Pett
Tom Brown

We are super excited to see what The Rose Affair are up to next,
but for now we're thrilled to share their brand new music video along with their 7 songs playlist which they created exclusively for HITS.


Watch the video for their new single "Blush" right here:




The Rose Affair online: Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram


Let's check out Lucas' playlist!

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1) a song which makes you dance
"5 dollars" by Christine and the Queens

She just kills everything she touches and this song in particular is just the BEST kind of pop.
Makes you want to backflip with excitement, but also super profound, lyrically.


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2) a song that calms you down
"Melt" by Big Red Machine

Firstly, it's Justin Vernon.
So there's that.
And then with Aaron Dessner from The National, so it's a dream.
It's not exactly a peaceful song, but it calms me down in a soul expanding, life is a miracle kind of way.


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3) a song with a deep meaning
"Morning Theft" by Jeff Buckley

When I was like 16, this song was literally my crutch for about a year whilst I was going through some shit.
Jeff Buckley in general has always been that for me. And with this being on his unfinished second album, released after he died, I don't know, man.. This whole record is just very important to me.


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4) a song that makes you feel nostalgic
"You and Me" by The Cranberries

For some reason, every time I hear this song, I think of how New York feels in films from the 90s.
And that's like my favourite thing in the world.


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5) a song which has accompanied you for a while
"Nightswimming" by R.E.M.

This song is the last track on the first album I ever got.
My Dad got it for me for Christmas circa 2003.
Strange Christmas present for a 7 year old looking back, but I fucking loved it.
I listened to this song on repeat all day and still do pretty regularly.


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6) a song from your favourite genre
"I Get Overwhelmed" by Dark Rooms

I'm not very good at distinguishing what different genres are.
Everything is so influenced by everything else that my head gets all fuzzy when I try to split music into simple categories.
Other than reggae 'cos it's like "Oh, there's an upstroke guitar rhythm, cool, we know where we are."
So the closest thing to my favourite genre would be film soundtrack (which is kind of cheating).
And this song is from a beautiful film called A Ghost Story.


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7) a song by an artist / a band which has surprised you
"When The Party's Over" by Billie Eilish

My little sister sent me this and I'd heard the artist's name, but avoided her for some reason.
And then this blew me into some next realm.
She's amazing - this live performance is sick. Lighting, stage design too.


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And that was The Rose Affair's selection!
What do you think? Are there any tracks feature you love?




Previous 7 songs features: Ava Rae Heatley | John Thacker | Racoon Racoon | Jackson Dyer





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Credits // Words: Vanessa Jetwash | Image & Song Selection: The Rose Affair

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