Rothwell interview and session recorded at Music-News.com HQ in North London by editor Marco Gandolfi on September 18th 2018.
Check out 'Stop Calling' below:
'Velvet Heart' session:
Emerging young star, Rothwell, releases her fierce new single Stop Calling. Released through Bright Star Records and distributed through Right Track/Universal Music Operations.
Co-written by Rothwell alongside dancefloor hitmaker George Kwali and produced by the legendary Tim Powell, famed for his work with pop production house Xenomania, Stop Calling is a slice of pop perfection packed with sass. Feirocisly laced with Rothwell’s soulful vocals, cool guitar riffs and empowering lyrics, Rothwell proves she is not one to mess with.
Rothwell says: “Stop Calling is a song about realising your worth and having the confidence to walk away from people who don’t value that. It’s about standing up for yourself, having ownership of how fabulous you are, and moving on. Screw all of those 2am booty calls, this lady’s got shit to do and likes a good 8 hours of uninterrupted beauty sleep.”
2018 has found Rothwell surrounded with hype after her latest releases, Velvet Heart was featured in the hottest TV programme of the year, Love Island. After being played on the show, the track raced in to the Top 20 of the iTunes charts and to date has been streamed over half a million times. Support also came from BBC Radio 1’s Adele Roberts who noted that Left Me At The Party was the ‘best new pop’ anthem.
London-based pop star Rothwell has been hotly tipped by the likes of CLASH, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, F Word Magazine, 1883 Magazine, The Sun and Metro. Her current CV includes a Spotify UK Viral Chart hit (Velvet Heart), writing credits on Metrik’s Top 10 drum & bass anthem “We Got It”, collaborations with Kideko (Tinie Tempah, Nadia Rose, Becky G), Toyboy & Robin, and support slots on Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose World Tour’, as well as opening for Boyzone at Kew The Music and Louise Redknapp at her recent show at London’s prestigious Scala.
She may only be 23 years old but the Bristol-born singer-songwriter wrote her first song at the age of 12, taught herself guitar and supported herself financially with a string of jobs before enrolling into the College of Music in Leeds. Rothwell uploaded her vocals to YouTube and captured the attention of London’s infamous jazz club Ronnie Scott’s who immediately slid into her DM’s. She has since gone on to play packed out shows at The Garage, Isle of Wight Festival, Latitude Festival, British Summer Time, Big Feastival and Kew The Music.
Stop Calling is released by Bright Star Records and distributed by Right Track/Universal Music Operations on Wednesday 29 August 2018, available to download and stream on all services.
Rothwell’s debut album is set for release in 2019.