No matter the odds, dreams do come true!
Like a scene from a film that is sure to make one weep, new parents were taken aback as they learned their daughter was never going to hear the world the same as they did. As Misty Rosas was born with 65% hearing loss in her right ear and a 45% loss in her left, people often doubted her life would be anything but normal. Not one to take a backseat, she defied the odds and went on to live as normal as could be alongside the coasts of California, and took it one hundred steps further than anyone expected and made a career for herself as a singer-songwriter.
Alongside her physical hurdles, Rosas has had to face the loss of not only her father but two of her closest friends. She notes how each of those experiences changed her perspective on life and having always been driven to connect with those around her, she realized her vulnerabilities allowed her to share with others and be honest with the rest of the world. Those sentiments are showcased beautifully on her 2017 debut, Life Lessons Love.
The album features a myriad of amazing tracks as well as an emotional tribute to her late friends, Catou and David. “Only Love is Forever” poured out of Rosas in 15 minutes in the wee hours of the night. Lacking the will to sleep as she was up thinking about her friends who’d passed within 10 days of one another, the words flowed from her like a stream after the season’s first rain. She notes of the track, “I love performing this song at my shows because it gives me an opportunity to speak of my friends, and in a small way, keep their memory alive.”
With her debut, Rosas was able to garner attention from various outlets. Her wonderfully eclectic mix of up-tempo Pop songs and Adult Contemporary-infused ballads played well for the soundtrack to the movie Dance Baby Dance, which featured “I Don’t Want To Tell You.” A song penned for her late father, Rosas even did the choreography and performed the final dance performance in the film. Misty even received an HMMA nomination for “Panic Button.” Its music video was featured in the California Women’s Film Festival, The New Hope Film Festival, and it won two Telly Awards for Best Music Video and the People’s Choice Award.
Today Misty Rosas is back with new music. Her February 2019 single “Paper House” shows off the raspy, full-toned warmth in her voice, as well as, her effortless vocal ability to transition from high to low notes. The song itself is so beautifully constructed and the lyrics emote so much haunting beauty and heartbreak as she puts it, the song “represents the walls we build around ourselves, and around our hearts for protection.” A universal idea that many can relate to through and through.
It’s those heartfelt words and universal themes that make Rosas a must-see, which those in Southern California know all about. This dynamic performer has been on some of the most notable stages which include The House of Blues, Genghis Cohen, Molly Malone's and The Rose where she's been performing at for the past few years opening for her childhood heroes, Air Supply.
A fan of Air Supply since she was eight-years-old, Misty Rosas was more than thrilled when she took a chance years later and handed them a flyer for her first show in the summer of 2017 opening for O-Town. Fate works in mysterious ways and a year later and three weeks after having a trio of major surgeries on her ears, she was opening for the one and only Air Supply.
With a refusal to give up, and a heart that pushes her forward, Misty Rosas continues to be a growing force in the LA music scene. As "Paper House" thrives landing in the top 10 of a few Spotify Playlists, Misty Rosas is working on her sophomore album, playing shows locally, and gearing up to open for Air Supply on their next world tour. So world, be on the lookout because Misty Rosas is coming!