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Ariana And The Rose in Central Park

On her video for Supercool...

"I had seen a few videos of the Moxie roller skate team before I was even thinking of doing a music video and just thought they looked so unbelievably cool and in control. So, when I was brainstorming ideas for the song they immediately came to mind. I'm from New York and hadn't done a music video here yet, which seemed crazy to me! It all just made sense to have these badass women skating through New York, the video is really a mix of things that I personally find cool and empowering.

It was important to me that the energy of the song be represented and that when you watch the video you can feel the magic and pace of what those amazing nights out in New York are like, which matches the story and emotion of the song. We shot until 3am every night, it was totally nuts but so much fun."

Ariana And The Rose in Central Park
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On challenging herself

"I'm in such a different place artistically at the beginning of 2017 than I was a year ago. This past year really challenged me to take ownership of my ideas in a way I hadn't before, whether that was investing in some gear and coming into the studio with not only the songs I want to write but really flushing out exactly how I want them to sonically be filled out, to having full confidence in my ideas for the visuals. I gave myself permission to really have strength in my convictions and feel good in the power and total fear that comes with putting everything into your creativity. It feels like I'm really standing on my own two feet now and feel confident to make the things I believe in, which is exciting and also scary but mostly exciting."

Ariana And The Rose in Central Park
Ariana And The Rose in Central Park
Ariana And The Rose in Central Park

On New York and creativity...

"I was actually born in New York, so I have no idea what it's like to see the city or the skyscrapers for the first time! I've always wondered what its like to see the skyline for the first time, I've lived my whole life in the fast pace and energy of the city, so a lot of times I go somewhere else and feel like they're moving slowly! Every time I've been in a different city for a while, whether its London or LA, and I come back to New York, I immediately feel energized and creatively inspired. There's just something about New York, its like a battery for me. I think its because it's where my life is, so I'm constantly having all of these experiences outside of just being in the studio or working, and that informs everything you make creatively. You have to go out and live your life to write about it and pull from it and New York has definitely never left me with a shortage of experiences."

Ariana And The Rose in Central Park
Ariana And The Rose in Central Park
Ariana And The Rose in Central Park

On performing live

"Every time I write something new I try and beat the last thing I've written and the same goes for the live show as well. If the music feels like its taken a step-up then the live show has to step up as well. I'm always rearranging, adding songs or elements into the show. I think you have to constantly be looking to get better and make an audience's experience as unique and immersive as you can, that's what I look for when I see shows, so I feel like I can't give anything less than that. My hope is that someone would see us live and love it even more than the record, if someone falls in love with your show, they're a fan for life and my goal is to give them something to really lose themselves in."

Ariana And The Rose in Central Park
Ariana And The Rose in Central Park
Ariana And The Rose in Central Park

On future plans...

"I'm releasing an EP. I wanted to put it out as soon as it was done!! I hate waiting to share these things. There is one track in particular that is definitely more vulnerable for me and I'm really interested to hear how people receive it but I'll let you guys tell me which one is your favorite when it comes out!"

Ariana And The Rose in Central Park
Ariana And The Rose in Central Park
Ariana And The Rose in Central Park

Check out Ariana And The Rose's forthcoming live dates over here, and her video for 'Love You Lately' below.