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So, let's see what happened when Michelle Rose Visited Section 36!
You recently released a fantastic video for your song “Angel in Disguise”. What was that like to put together?
It was a dream-come-true. We planned and finished it within a month. I’ve always wanted to put together an edgier music video with a motorcycle and lots of leather, and I finally had the opportunity to do that. I’ve also always loved colored eye contacts and wanted to use them for a project, and I’m so happy that I could use them for this video. I tried to incorporate many different “disguises” in the video, so I had a brunette wig, gray/white wig, red contacts, red cat eye contacts, and white contacts. I really wanted to surprise people with the different costumes. We filmed it in one long fifteen-hour filming day, and it was amazing! We were all exhausted by the end of it, but I’m so proud of that video. It’s my favorite one that I’ve ever worked on.
Does the video release mean a single for “Angel in Disguise” will be on the way?
It depends! I’m currently trying to finish a full album with my producer, so it will definitely be on that album. I’m just not sure if I’ll also release it as a single, or just with the the full album.
You have several other amazing original songs on your website. Are there plans to release those in the future?
Thank you so much! Yes, and I’m so excited about it! I started working on this album with my producer two years ago, so I’m really anxious to finish that once these next few songs are recorded. My voice and music style has matured a lot over these past two years, so I think it will be fun to hear that progression when you listen to the album.
You’re currently a student at Berklee. What is the most important thing that is doing for your career?
It’s giving me an amazing education and making me a better musician. Most of my favorite singers only focus on singing in their careers, which is great, but for me, it was really important to have a well-rounded music education so I can better communicate with other musicians and have more control over my career. I really love learning, and Berklee has been incredible for that. Berklee was my dream school for years, so I really feel honored to have the opportunity to walk around this campus and be surrounded by talented musicians everyday.
You have had the opportunity to perform live in various locations. Does any specific appearance stand out in your mind? Why?
Every year for the past five years, I’ve had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Walk, in front of 40,000 people. Like many performers, the bigger the crowd, the more comfortable I feel; so it’s the ideal crowd size for me. When I was little, I dreamt about performing in front of crowds of this size, and it’s crazy to think that I’ve already accomplished that goal.
Right now, what would you say is your biggest career challenge?
Getting noticed by more people. I feel that I’ve been doing all that I can to set up this career for myself, and the next step is to have more people viewing my videos and listening to my music. Sometimes it can be frustrating, feeling like not many people have access to what you’re putting out into the world. But I know that, with time, more people will see it and hopefully want to keep following my music career.
What are your immediate career goals?
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Hopefully we can all help Michelle reach those goals!
As always, I want to thank Michelle for visiting. I also want to thank her for sending along so many amazing pictures to accompany the interview. Stay tuned to see even more pictures featured on Section 36 in the future!
Since I'm sure you want to follow along with Michelle to see what she's up to and how her career is progressing, I suggest you check out and follow her social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. You should also be sure to visit her website. As I mentioned, she has a lot of great music stored there, among other things!
Of course you should also check out her Section 36 Music page. There you'll find more links, pictures, and some of her music. It's a great way to enjoy everything Michelle has to offer.
Thanks again Michelle, and good luck with your next endeavor!