Whitney Rose, ‘The Last Party’ [Exclusive Song Premiere]
Country newcomer Whitney Rose is debuting "The Last Party," from her sophomore record, Heartbreaker of the Year, exclusively for readers of The Boot.
From its very first notes, "The Last Party" will sweep listeners away to several decades prior. The song's neo-traditional sound and instrumentation, as well as Rose's vocals, which are more reminiscent of classic country women than today's superstars, are a good indication of the Canadian singer's unique style.
"I heard a lot of classic country music around my house growing up ... Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, etc., and was drawn to it from the beginning," the singer tells The Boot. "I probably have about 20 sister songs to "The Last Party" that I've written over the years. Most are in the vault and will never see the light of day.”
"The Last Party" is the type of song that anyone familiar with heartbreak can relate to; its reflective lyrics and soothing melody make it balm for the most broken of souls, at least in an empathetic way.
"Go cover every jukebox / Smash all the guitars / There's no more music now / Even sad songs feel so far away," Rose sings, reminiscing about her former lover. The chorus is especially heavy hitting, with Rose reflecting, "The last time he held me tight / Even our last fight / Turned out to be / The last party."
If Rose's name sounds familiar, it's because she's the same gal who recently joined with the Mavericks‘ lead singer Raul Malo to record a cover of the Ronettes’ 1963 hit “Be My Baby." Her new record was produced by Malo, and Rose describes it as "a little weird ... a little quirky."
Heartbreaker of the Year was released in Canada earlier this year and will be available in the U.S. on Aug. 21.
Listen to Whitney Rose, "The Last Party":