We had the good fortune of connecting with Milly Roze and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Milly, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
My passion for music has always been what helps drive me. Being a musician can be a very hard path to follow. There are so many others just like me and so many passionate/talent individuals. The music industry can a place where we all rank each other based off of our talents and also sets us up for competing to see whose best. There has been times where I have just felt like I didn’t want to run this race anymore. When I have these thoughts, I remind myself that I do this because I love it. Our passions bring joy into our lives. By doing what I love to do and what makes me happy I am able to keep creating. Keeping the right intention is so important. If we do it because we’re wanting to be the best or if we see it in a competitive way, it will always feel like we’re running a race. Instead, I have found a way to do this only because I love to. That is enough.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I first began my journey when my mother moved us to Nashville, Tn at the age of 7. She has always loved music and also pays guitar. The idea of music city to create a better life was perfect. We had a rough start getting on our feet but fell in love with this city. I wanted to take music lessons but every school we looked into was out of our budget. One day, when my dad came to visit us, he seen an article in the newspaper for a school called W.O Smith Music School. This school had an income based tuition and was an ideal school for kids who wanted to learn music. We were able to enroll me into this school where I studied piano and voice.

At the age of 13, I became friends with 2 young girls and we started singing group. We were inspired by artist like TLC at the time. I was still attending WO Smith at this time, and was able to utilize those skills into writing songs with our group. This was where my intro into songwriting, being in a studio and being on a stage began. I also learned a lot about the music industry during this time. We were together for many years and learned so much together.

After graduating high school and graduating W.O smith, I decided to go to college for Audio Production and engineering. Milly Roze was some what birthed during this time and began my path into becoming a solo artist. This journey was very challenging. I ended up graduating with a bachelors degree and tons of knowledge about producing. Over the years I worked with producers and writers in Nashville, did shows while I also built my home studio.

This path of being an independent artist has not been easy but I have had so many great opportunities to learn. Everything I have been through has paved a path for me to be who I am today. I’ve released 3 Ep’s, over many singles, music videos and also have over 1 million streams from all of my music worldwide.

My curiosity for the vibration of music and what it can do to our emotions has also pushed me to incorporate sound healing to my music. I learned about frequency in college but am not utilizing that in a holistic way. I feel its my responsibility to know what a sound is doing for someones emotions when they hear it. What type of vibrations are the receiving?

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Nashville is so much fun. I would take them to eat at some amazing restaurants. I really love fifth and broadway. I’d also take them to join in one of my sound math mediations at Mindful Nashville. We could also go canoeing or go see some amazing waterfalls a little drive out. Tennessee is such a beautiful state.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I give my shoutout to my husband, Anthony Carter! He has always believed in me even on days I didn’t. He is honest and will not sugar coat. Sometimes we need someone to be blunt, push us and help us see the true meaning of things. Anthony’s balanced and grounding energy has helped me see the light in so many situation. His love for music has also been a driving force into helping us both with out creativity.

Website: www.millyroze.com

Instagram: @MillyRoze

Twitter: @MillyRoze

Facebook: Milly Roze

Youtube: www.youtube.com/millyrozeTV

Image Credits
The sound bowl photo is taken by Motelawa Smith

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutColorado is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.