Inspired by the almost eighteen thousand comments on YouTube, this gospel rendition of Emily Sandé’s “Next to Me” blends a clean piano and blues guitar sound with a smooth, yet powerful vocal to create an uplifting spiritual adaptation of this platinum 2012 hit. |
Music lovers and more particularly, those who are closely following this talented singer-songwriter and pianist, will be excited to hear the news that Dias has re-launched her website, ROSIEDIAS.COM, to include behind the scenes imagery, videos and blog posts highlighting the making of her anticipated upcoming album, “The World to Me”.
If you aren’t familiar with this soul and gospel singer, Rosie Dias is an American born musician that has been described as an Amy Winehouse meets an Alicia Keys. As a local performer in New York City and Westchester County NY, she has built a reputation as a singer that is poised, professional and can fill up a venue. Fans say that "although she is a young girl, she has an old soul." Her new single 'Next to Me' is now available free on SoundCloud and is definitely a reflection of her writing style. You’ll hear blues guitar by her talented guitarist Dean Tammam on the official version. Dias accompanies herself alone on piano for the stripped version.
Rosie Dias is a highly positive person and she takes all possible steps to remain motivated. A look at her Twitter account reveals she is a spiritual person and uses inspirational quotes to keep a positive frame of mind. "God has amazing things in store which is hard to remember in times of change. But I am a firm believer." she says. Perhaps, the quote "Stop being afraid to move on. Close this chapter of hurt, and never re-read it again. It's time to get what your life deserves and move on from the things that don't deserve you." inspires her to move on despite the fact that she may have also faced a number of hurdles or setbacks while on her musical journey.
Her love for music is clearly revealed when she says that she is inspired by the quote of Hans Christian Anderson who says "Where words fail, music speaks." Her readiness and willingness to take action for succeeding in her endeavors can be understood from her favorite quote and mantra "Great things are not done on impulse but by a series of small things brought together."
She avers that though she is not "the most talented singer or pianist" she is "the most driven". That is why she believes in the mantra "Practice, practice, practice." It is clear that her positive mindset, her faith, and her structured work ethic is what has gotten her success in the music business thus far.
Rosie Dias, born in White Plains, New York, is a familiar face and performer in New York City and Westchester County NY. Her inspiration comes from a variety of musical genres which include R&B, Blues, Soul and Gospel. She began singing and playing the piano at the age of 7. As part of her school's Gospel choir, she earned the distinct honor of being a lead soloist.
Dias began writing her first album in 2015. She tracked down vocal coach, Eve Soto, whom she found on YouTube to assist with the project. Soto, who found Rosie to be “the most talented thing ever” allowed her to perform at B.B. King Blues Club in NYC where she is a regular headliner. She started spreading the word about Dias and this is what led to her performing around Westchester and New York City.
As a singer and songwriter, Dias is pleased to announce to her fans and those in the music industry that she in the process of finishing her first EP, “The World to Me”, which will be available early 2016.
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