AMERICAN INDIE-POP ARTIST ROSIE ARLING MAKES A GLOBAL MARK WITH ‘COPING' EP
RollingStone India|April 2021
The Los Angeles-based artist talks about her piano-centric new record and releasing music in the midst of a pandemic
ANURAG TAGAT

When we ask Rosie Darling how long she’s worked on her debut EP Coping, the Los Angeles-based pop singer is a bit hyperbolic but in the right spirit. “A lot of my friends are like, ‘Oh, you must be so excited, you’ve been working on this EP for a couple years.’ And I’m like, ‘No, actually. It feels like I’ve been working on it my whole life,’” she says over a video call.

Raised in the American east coast in a town near Boston, Darling went to school in North Carolina, spent a summer and explored the music city of Nashville and when she got to Los Angeles for an internship, she began to warm up to the beaches and the city’s culture. “I majored in communications [in North Carolina] and I was interested in video production for a minute but growing up in the age of YouTube, I always wanted to be a singer,” she says. Right from the age of 14, Darling was a singer-songwriter and a recording artist, familiar with the studio and inspired by Taylor Swift.

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