Philip la Rosa

FRESH: ‘Baggage’ – Philip La Rosa

Philip La Rosa has “Baggage”

Philip La Rosa’s brand new single is the sensual display of positive vulnerability manifest. “Baggage” enriches Philip’s demonstrated history of deep pop hits that represent himself, his communities and the courage to seek change. “Baggage” was born from the unpacking of Philip, as he was able to let his walls down and unwrap trauma with a person of shared history.

With the baggage aired a positive change had been delivered, both a strong friendship and inspiration emerged. “Baggage” is as tense as it is uninhibited, a ballad for the emancipated spirit, the passionately interwoven melodies and yielding production provide a euphoria not yet heard in Philip La Rosa’s repertoire. “I think being honest and vulnerable allowed me to truly connect with someone on a much deeper level. Everyone needs to let their walls down and talk a bout what’s on their mind” Philip tells us.

Returning to work with the production duo Banton Brothers, “Baggage” is the latest in Philip La Rosa’s series of singles. “Pride”, released in 2016 went viral, as did the resoundingly successful single “Drowning” which was produced by ARIA winning Taka Perry and released in support of Mental Health Day 2018. His most recent singles “Fable” and “Paradise” resonating with increasing frequency, amassing 1000’s of streams year by year. Philip’s consistently vibrant, compassionate and high-calibre artistry to date has garnered unwavering support from radio and followers on streaming platforms.

The video for “Baggage” uses the extended metaphor of airport baggage, how it is wrapped up, constricted, each individual case with its internal secrecy kept safe from anyone on the periphery of the carousel. Philip La Rosa’s emotional liberation a cathartic and captivating visual accompaniment, wrapping the physical and you really want to get to what is inside. Isolation has had a positive effect on Philip La Rosa’s writing, giving him personal time to reflect and compose, resulting a number of new songs signalling plenty of powerful new music to come.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!