R.O.S.E.


R.O.S.E. is the fourth studio album by English singer-songwriter Jessie J. It was released by Republic Records in four parts, starting on 22 May 2018, and finishing on 25 May 2018, with a part being released on each day.[1] The four parts released are R (Realisations), O (Obsessions), S (Sex) and E (Empowerment). Jessie co-wrote the album and worked with producers such as DJ Camper and Kuk Harrell.

R.O.S.E.
Studio album by
Released22–25 May 2018
StudioMDDN Studios (Burbank, California)
Length55:23
Label
Producer
Jessie J chronology
Sweet Talker
(2014)
R.O.S.E.
(2018)
This Christmas Day
(2018)
Singles from R.O.S.E.
  1. "Real Deal"
    Released: 11 August 2017
  2. "Think About That"
    Released: 15 September 2017
  3. "Not My Ex"
    Released: 6 October 2017
  4. "Queen"
    Released: 17 November 2017

The songs "Real Deal", "Think About That", "Not My Ex" and "Queen" were released as singles before the release of the album. Jessie J promoted the album with the R.O.S.E Tour (2017–2018) performing songs from the album and some of her signature hits.

Background


Following the release of Jessie J's previous album, Sweet Talker, she began to have difficulty with writing and creating new music. In an interview with Billboard, she stated "I wasn't enjoying the music I was making as much as I should. I wasn't writing because I didn't want to make music that escaped me from that. I wanted to make music that put me in the feeling. But to do that I had to be really strong; to know that I wasn't going to be able to be pushed and fall over. That's why it took me a long time. I don't feel that I've ever learned so much about myself at any other time in my life." After some time off working with DJ Camper, Jessie J became inspired to write again. "[DJ Camper] put the "Think About That" beat on repeat before going outside for a break. I called him a dickhead because I still didn't feel creative yet. I hadn't really written a song for two years, just some poetry. But as I sat there and listened to the beat, words started to come out".[2] When talking about the singles, "Think About That" and "Not My Ex" with Jack White from the UK Charts Company, Jessie described them as "a new energy". While talking about the acronyms of the album's title, Jessie said that "Those four words were what I kept coming back to, that everything I was writing about could fall into. I wrote [R.O.S.E.] out and then thought ‘shit, my Mum’s name is Rose’ and it came naturally like that".[3]

Critical reception


Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Renowned for Sound[4]

Renowned for Sound awarded R.O.S.E. 3.5 out of 5 stars, with Rachael Scarsbrook stating that "splitting an album into four chunks is a brave move for a popstar, in a genre when fans are a little more casual and expect everything to be delivered to them in one all consuming format. That said, R.O.S.E. feels like Jessie J almost fully rejecting her more mainstream appeal in order to put out a collection of tracks that mean a great deal to her on a more personal level. It might not be the kind of thing I normally go for, but as a project it’s actually quite skilled and enjoyable."[4]

Promotion


In August 2017, Jessie teamed up with M&M's to promote her single "Real Deal".[5] In the following months, she released "Think About That", "Not My Ex" and "Queen" as follow-up singles from R.O.S.E.

R.O.S.E Tour 2017–2018

On 15 September 2017, Jessie J announced a worldwide run of intimate shows. On 20 September 2017 an extra date was added in London at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. Jessie J continued to add more dates through 2018 supporting R.O.S.E.

Track listing


All tracks written by Jessica Cornish and Darhyl Camper, except where noted. All tracks produced by Camper, except where noted.

R.O.S.E. (Realisations)
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Oh Lord"
1:37
2."Think About That"
  • DJ Camper
3:13
3."Dopamine"
  • DJ Camper
  • Jessie J
3:17
4."Easy on Me"
  • DJ Camper
  • Jessie J
4:59
Total length:13:06
R.O.S.E. (Obsessions)
No.TitleProducerLength
5."Real Deal" (Cornish, Camper, Shuggie Otis)
4:15
6."Petty"
  • DJ Camper
3:02
7."Not My Ex"
  • DJ Camper
3:30
8."Four Letter Word"
  • DJ Camper
  • Jessie J
4:16
Total length:15:02
R.O.S.E. (Sex)
No.TitleProducerLength
9."Queen"
  • DJ Camper
3:24
10."One Night Lover"
  • DJ Camper
4:04
11."Dangerous"
  • DJ Camper
4:00
12."Play" (Jerry Fuller, David Foster, Cheryl Lynn, David Paich)
3:07
Total length:14:35
R.O.S.E. (Empowerment)
No.TitleProducerLength
13."Glory"
  • DJ Camper
3:28
14."Rose Challenge"
  • DJ Camper
0:55
15."Someone's Lady"
  • DJ Camper
4:28
16."I Believe in Love"
  • DJ Camper
3:49
Total length:12:40
R.O.S.E. Complete Playlist[6]
No.TitleLength
1."Oh Lord"1:37
2."Think About That"3:13
3."Dopamine"3:17
4."Easy on Me"4:59
5."Real Deal"4:15
6."Petty"3:02
7."Not My Ex"3:30
8."Four Letter Word"4:16
9."Queen"3:24
10."One Night Lover"4:04
11."Dangerous"4:00
12."Play"3:07
13."Glory"3:28
14."Rose Challenge"0:55
15."Someone's Lady"4:28
16."I Believe in Love"3:49
Total length:55:23

Personnel


Credits adapted from Tidal.[7][8][9][10]

Performance

  • Jessica Cornish – vocals, background vocals, songwriting
  • Darhyl Camper – songwriting
  • Shuggie Otis – songwriting
  • Jerry Fuller – songwriting
  • David Foster – songwriting
  • Cheryl Lynn – songwriting
  • David Paich – songwriting

Technical

  • Darhyl Camper – programming, production
  • Kuk Harrell – production
  • Hitmaka – production
  • Bongo ByTheWay – production
  • Simone Torres – engineering
  • Sauce Miyagi – engineering
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing
  • David Nakaji – mixing assistance
  • Iván Jiménez – mixing assistance
  • Maddox Chimm – mixing assistance

Release history


Release Date Label
R (Realisations) 22 May 2018 Republic
O (Obsessions) 23 May 2018
S (Sex) 24 May 2018
E (Empowerment) 25 May 2018

References