The single “Pick Me Up” marks a new start for the esteemed Copenhagen-based rock band Stella Blackrose. It’s still rock that is the lifeblood of the band, but the single portent a new, more poppy version of the band.
Danish Stella Blackrose has been in the labor camp to reinvent them-selves and develop the sound that already been struck on the first two albums. Rock music is still the foundation of the new style, but inspiration from bands like Paramore and Biffy Clyro is not to deny.
In the wake of the band’s first two albums ” Kiss the Dirt ” (2010) and ” Death & Forever” (2012) followed countless great reviews, lots of touring activity, a series of festival gigs – including Smukfest (second biggest festival in Denmark) where the national daily paper BT receipted a 5-starred review under the heading “Stella Blackrose are the new stars” – as well as live performances on national Danish television.
For the last year the band has been writing songs for the yet unnamed third album. A couple of these has been presented on a spring tour in Denmark with a never before seen acoustic constellation, performing stripped down versions of their songs.
A rock band that stands out
In front is still Rebecca Lou Armstrong, who with her devil-may-care vocals and poetic lyrics universe, invites the listener into a world of melancholy that also are recognizable from the first two albums.
The vulnerable and honest lyrics are well preserved in the band’s DNA, but a renewed positivity has sneaked in and presents a rock band that are not afraid to stand out, but at the same time write about something as trivial as love.
“Pick Me Up” is homage to the person that bothers to stand by your side when you are feeling most imperfect. A reminder of that there’s beauty in our mistakes, and to find someone who can see through the insecurity and love it, is a gift.” Rebecca explains. See the video here:
Rebecca is backed up by established names on the Danish music scene: Steven Ardilsø on bass, Jakob Gundel on drums and Anders Bo Jespersen on guitar.
“Pick Me Up” is the front-runner for the third album that currently is in the process of recording.