Dey Rose

What: Rock/Soul/Roots

Where: Vancouver, BC


Philippines-born, Vancouver-based rock artist Dey Rose has built a loyal following for her distinctive blend of glam rock, soul, jazz, the folk. Her latest single, “Hurricane,” borrows more from the foot-stomping folk-rock realm of artists like The Decemberists, or more specifically, Elle King’s 2015 hit “Ex’s & Oh’s.” “Hurricane”—interestingly a decade-old tune Rose first wrote as a teenager—is the second single off her upcoming LP, Evelyn.

Rose notes that in 2021, releasing music that unapologetically “guitar rock” is “more an act of defiance than an expression of stylistic allegiance,” she wants to draw the listener’s attention to the steel-string flamenco, the Pete Townshend-esqe single-chord breaks, the gang claps, the ringing fuzz tones. Dey Rose says she is proud to be a “child of fiery rock,” but not an artist content on remaking past hits or chasing glories of yesteryear.