“Roses” by The Chainsmokers (ft. Rozes)
This is a pretty-simple love song by The Chainsmokers. Singer, Rozes plays the role of the female in the relationship, with Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers providing background vocals during the chorus.
In the beginning of the song, Rozes’ partner is presented as someone whose “heart was a stone”, as in not being privy to falling in love. However, he basically could not resist her love. So the rest of the track consists of her embracing and bigging up their romance, mentioning particular as well as symbolic ways they joyfully spend time in each other’s company. But most of all, she wants dude to ‘say he’ll never let her go’. She is basically looking for a commitment, not just a fling. This is because just as much as he is apparently digging her, she is also ‘feeling’ him.
Facts about “Roses”
- The Chainsmokers said that from the time they first made “Roses” they knew “the song was special”. And indeed it went on to sell phenomenally, going Multi-Platinum in several countries. Some of these places include Canada, Sweden and the United States.
- And as can be ascertained from above, this song charted in a number of countries. It actually reached number 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic songs chart and number 6 on the Hot 100. It also peaked at number 16 on the UK Singles Chart.
- Andrew Taggart provides background vocals on this track and stated that this was the first time either of The Chainsmokers lent their voices to a song. He also said that this hit track only took them six hours to come up with, upon meeting Rozes for the first time, as it was “the most-natural song (they’ve) ever written”.
- The word “roses” never appears in the lyrics of this song. Rather the title is a shoutout to its co-star, Rozes. According to her, a more-applicable name would have been something along the lines of “say you’ll never let me go”, but The Chainsmokers had already released a song prior entitled “Let You Go”.
- “Roses” is part of The Chainsmokers’ debut EP titled Bouquet. It was the second single released from that project, by Columbia Records and Disruptor Records, on 16 June 2015.
- The line Rozes dropped in the track about “(wasting) the night with an old film” was actually a shoutout to her real-life boyfriend, who she described as a “movie buff”.
- The Chainsmokers and Rozes actually wrote this track, and of course the former produced it.