Singapore-based R&B/Soul singer-songwriter, Marian Carmel has dropped her first single ‘Rose’, a soothing track filled with lush vocal harmonies, as part of her upcoming debut concept album.

Born in the Philippines and based in Singapore, Marian has an innate ability to evoke emotions. Her enveloping, ethereal vocals breathe life into the melancholic nature of her songs: inspired by the phrase “rose-tinted glasses”, ‘Rose’ is about the blessing and the curse of being too optimistic.

This single is a form of catharsis for the 23-year-old singer-songwriter, as she makes peace with her personal growth. She sings ‘I have grown a little older, I have learnt a little more / but whatever happens, hope it’s not forgotten / or seen with glasses tinted rose’.

Marian quotes, “Rose’ is about being okay with that; including the mistakes you’ve made, whatever your coping mechanisms are, and giving yourself credit for your growth. Something I wish I knew back then, but I’m happy to know now.”

The single release of ‘Rose’ is accompanied by an AR-activated postcard for her fans to participate in the album’s theme. Illustrated by Beverley Ng, and engineered by Samson Sim, Marian hopes that the postcards inspire her fans to send letters to their loved ones.

‘Rose’ is available on all digital streaming platforms here.