roassRousseau declares herself an imperfect everywoman. Her raw honesty and satirical take on working life immediately mark her songwriting out as something special.  This fearlessness, mixed with her pop sensibility and layered, slow-burning production, defines Rousseau. She’s a subversive pop artist, tackling female stereotypes, twenty-something angst and the human condition, sometimes all in the same song.
As a child growing up in Auckland, New Zealand, Rousseau spent hours listening to classical music and opera, or The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel – the only pop music her parents owned. Her relationship with songwriting began when a neighbor introduced her to Lauryn Hill, OutKast, and the acoustic guitar.  In high school she won national recognition for her songwriting and musi
cianship, before studying economics and philosophy at university.
artworks-000206925776-pe5jpp-t500x500  Three years into a career as a civil servant and disenchanted, she quit to focus on music, releasing her first single “Petra Says” in early 2016. Despite its under-the-radar release, it has had over a quarter of a million streams on Spotify. Her upcoming EP “hello, i know you’re busy” is set for release April 2017.

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