Indie-pop artist Rosie Darling has dropped new song Justify. Layering delicate vocals over light acoustic guitar, the achingly dreamy new ballad dives into the all-too-common relationship where one person rationalises poor treatment. The accompanying video, shot in the woods in Washington State, is a visual testament to processing one’s feelings in nature.
Rosie Darling (Laura-Lynn Petrick)
The new song is the latest glimpse at Darling’s highly-anticipated debut LP (via Nettwerk) slated for later this year, and comes on the heels of two recently released tracks, Nail In The Coffin ft. Boy In Space and Lost On You. This autumn, Rosie Darling will head out on tour in support of label-mate Katelyn Tarver, kicking off in San Francisco on 6th September.
About the song, Darling says: “Justify comes from a place of realising that no matter how much you care about someone, if they aren’t treating you as an equal, it’s not a relationship you want to have. If you’re constantly holding onto the good in someone and ignoring the red flags, there will come a point where you will have to choose yourself, and this song represents that moment to me.” Elaborating on the video, Rosie explains, “I wanted to visually show what it’s like to sit with your feelings and process your emotions by escaping into nature for a bit. I find nature to be healing, and I love how by the end of this video, there is a beautiful field scene with tons of light pouring in.”
Check out the video for Justify below:
Boston-born, LA-based pop artist Rosie Darling is a quietly confident and passionately creative singer-songwriter. Her 2021 debut EP Coping and 2022’s Golden Age EP kickstarted her stratospheric rise, with over 165M+ global streams. With more new music on the way, Justify is the latest in a fresh chapter for the 25-year-old as she expands her sonic palette, refines her songwriting and ultimately reveals her highly anticipated debut LP later this year.