ROSSY Digs Into Heartbreak on Emotional Trap Single “DON’T SAY” on HARD Recs

The trap producer releases the third single from her forthcoming EP.

LA-based rising star ROSSY is releasing the final offering leading up to her highly anticipated debut EP, ‘Heavens Door,’ slated for release on HARD Recs.

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Falling into the orbit of her emotionally charged bangers, “Don’t Say” is a cathartic trap single that sneaks around as an alternative source for healing. Written from a place of excruciating heartache, ROSSY pulls from real-life experience to source the track’s compelling one-liner, sung by her personally. The pitched-up vocal hook finds itself frozen in the fallout of a nasty breakup, looping hopelessly throughout the track’s entire duration, almost as if it’s trying to buy some time to cope with the bitter truth. ROSSY coats the pain with her melodic production, which is punctuated by crisp breakbeat drums, chill-inducing arpeggiations, and a glorious, soaring synth lead. The whole experience feels akin to the act of handing one’s own personal grief over to a higher power. 

The track has been a secret weapon in her sets for many moons. Dancing Astronaut earmarked the release in their ‘most anticipated IDs of 2022’ feature last year—which echoed her placement in their ‘Artists to Watch’ list that same year—sourcing footage from her Instagram post highlighting her set from RL Grime’s Sable Valley Community Outreach Tour stop at Echostage in Washington D.C. And the clamouring for its official release has not let up ever since. 

Around the concept of her new single, ROSSY expresses: “I wrote ‘Don’t Say’ in 2020 during a tough breakup. I came up with the vocal line “don’t say I’m yours” because it felt so empowering and right to me at the time, and this track was a way for me to channel all the hurt, anger, and sadness into a beautiful melodic song. Creating this song was extremely therapeutic and healing for me, so this one is really special to me on many levels, and I really hold it close to my heart. I really want it to be a healing anthem for whoever needs it, and hope that other people can find solace in it, as well. I’m especially excited to release this with the HARD family, as HARD Summer was the first ever festival I attended as a baby raver back in the day. This is a beautiful full circle moment for me as I get to release a track that means so much to me with the people who helped me fall in love with this scene.”

Following on from her previous label singles “DEITY” and “KARMA” (with Jazz Cartier), the trap music phenom has been stacking up the hype to critical mass, drawing press support from Dancing Astronaut, Your EDM, This Song Slaps, Dubstep FBI, The Music Essentials, and more. 

Spotted capturing hearts alongside bass heavyweights such as RL Grime, Illenium, GRiZ, Troyboi, and Flosstradamus, ROSSY boasts an extensive touring schedule with numerous appearances across the country, including previous festival performances at HARD Summer, Beyond Wonderland: The Gorge, Lost In Dreams, Audiotistic Bay Area, Moonrise, and the list seems to grow larger by the minute. ROSSY’s profile is only expected to explode even further in the coming months, having recently been announced on the line-up for the magical Electric Forest festival in Michigan, as well as support for REZZ at Red Rocks.

Deriving an angelic twist of atmospheres soaked in suspense, “Don’t Say” is a songbird from the heavens. As the sublime melodic trap single lightly massages your aural senses, the promise of enlightenment is starting to feel within arm’s reach as ROSSY’s forthcoming EP pokes its head around the corner. 

ROSSY’s new single “DON’T SAY” is on all platforms via HARD Recs.

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Renowned for curating the most cutting-edge lineups, HARD has solidified itself as a cultural institution within the live events space by continuously staying at the forefront of the ever-evolving dance scene. In 2018, they extended this forward-thinking ethos into their first compilation album, ‘HARD Summer 2018,’ an 18-track package aimed at showcasing the most sought-after sounds in house, techno, bass, trap and hip-hop music. With the launch of their very own HARD Recs imprint, they are providing a platform for the artists sprawled across their many stages at HARD Summer, Holy Ship!, and Day of the Dead. As its first full-fledged artist signing, they recruited UK powerhouse JOYRYDE, who has since released a string of high-octane singles, which eventually led up to his massive debut studio album, ‘BRAVE.’ Good Times Ahead (fka GTA) has graced the catalog with 2019’s ‘Good Times Bad Times at Hard Summer’ mixtape, featuring a star-studded roster that brought together high-profile acts such as Flosstradamus, What So Not, and more. Grammy-nominated sensation Wuki has also been enlisted to the roster, with respective singles featuring Diplo, Snappy Jit, Stoppa, and Juvenile leading up to the forthcoming release of his debut studio album. The most recent artist invited to join the ranks is Portuguese bass music maestro HOLLY. With many more new signings coming down the pipeline, HARD Recs will remain dedicated to its mission of shining a light on established legends and on-fire newcomers alike from all across the spectrum of contemporary music.

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