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Wonder-Ful Review: The Rose’s Latest Single

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Wonder-Ful Review: The Rose's Latest Single

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Music critic Diana Cavazos Woloszyk recently sat down with Ginger and Nuts again to discuss the latest single, ‘Wonder,’ from South Korean indie rock band The Rose.

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    REVIEW – THE ROSE Ginger and Nuts

The Rose has been making waves in the music industry; composed of four talented members, including Kim Woo-sung on vocals and guitar, Park Do-joon on keyboards and vocals, Lee Ha-joon on drums, and Lee Jae-hyeong on bass.

According to Woosung, The band’s name represents the coexistence of beauty and sharpness in their music, much like the qualities of a flower and thorns.

In December 2017, Billboard recognized The Rose’s debut single, “Sorry,” as one of the best Korean pop songs of the year. The music video for this song gained impressive traction with over 3 million views on YouTube, showcasing the group’s budding popularity. The band’s success continued to soar as they announced their first European tour, “Paint It Rose,” in the same month. Throughout February 2018, The Rose captivated audiences in Brussels, Moscow, Istanbul, London, and Budapest.

However, in 2020, members Hajoon, Dojoon, and Jaehyeong temporarily put their music careers on hold to fulfil their mandatory military service obligations.

Fast forward to October 2023, The Rose’s album “DUAL” made a remarkable debut on the Billboard 200 chart, securing the 83rd spot during its first week of release. This achievement was accompanied by an impressive performance on the Transparent Arts release, claiming the top position in Emerging Artists, ranking 33rd on the Artist Chart, 5th in Album Sales, 5th in Current Album Sales, 3rd in Current Alternative Albums, 2nd in Current Rock Albums, 7th in Digital Albums, and 2nd in Internet Albums.

Not only have they achieved significant success on the charts, but The Rose also kickstarted their US/Canada Dawn to Dusk tour on October 4, 2023, further solidifying their presence in the international music scene.

Diana couldn’t help but express her enthusiasm for the band’s latest single, ‘Wonder’. She described it as a powerful song that resonates with the craving we all have for a better world.

With their unique musical style and undeniable talent, The Rose is undoubtedly making its mark in the industry, captivating listeners worldwide with heartfelt music.

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Written by: Kat Y (Ginge)

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