Jessica Wang
Updated Feb 15, 2018 @ 12:19 pm
Credit: Rozzi Crane/HelloGiggles/Anna Buckley

Singer-songwriter Rozzi has just dropped her debut single “Never Over You” with Small Giant/Columbia Records, and y’all…you’re gonna wanna hear this. Trust us.

Rozzi’s full name is Rozzi Crane, and she was the first artist signed onto Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s record company, 222 Records, in 2011. There, Rozzi released EPs titled “Space” and “Time” and even toured with Maroon 5 in 2013. The San Francisco native was also featured in the band’s track “Come Away to the Water” for The Hunger Games soundtrack.

Having since parted ways with 222 Records, Rozzi is set to release a full-length album this year with Small Giant/Columbia Records. In her new track, the 26-year-old artist croons about the all too relatable woes of love.

HG: What was it like to tour with Maroon 5 and to be the first artist under 222 Records?

Rozzi: “The tours with Maroon 5 were some of the best times of my life. I learned so much from Adam about putting on a show and keeping an audience’s attention. I also learned about loyalty and maintaining old friendships; the band and the crew have been working together for so long. I had the best time ever. I was singing the Christina Aguilera part on “Moves Like Jagger.” Every night was surreal, but it was a bit like a fairytale, and there was always a part of me that knew the situation wasn’t allowing me to be fully in touch with the artist I was meant to be. I needed the working relationship to fall apart in order to find myself. It forced me to live my life in a way I never had before and it turned me into the writer I am now.”

What can listeners expect from your debut album with Small Giant/Columbia Records?

“The album is very personal. Sometimes it’s scary how personal it is. I’m just like singing all my secrets on it! It’s emotional and soulful and in many ways, it’s a coming-of-age album. I went through so much writing it. I fell in love for the first time, I had my heart broken. I understand myself so much better [now] than when I started writing it. I used to think being open and emotional was a weakness, that wanting or missing someone was a weakness. Now I see the strength in vulnerability and I see how brave you need to be to be honest. I think you can hear me figure that out on the album.”

What inspires your writing process?

“My own life inspires me the most. My favorite songs are the ones I wrote when I needed to write [them] because of something I was feeling. I have a note in my phone that I’m constantly adding to when I’m out with friends: I write down words or emotions or whatever and use that to start songs. Other music inspires me too. This might be an obvious thing to say but I am so in love with music—just completely obsessed with it—and I’m listening to it constantly. Most recently I’m inspired by Lizzo, Chris Stapleton, Leon, and Roy Orbison.”

Listen to Rozzi’s “Never Over You” below. We guarantee you’re gonna have this on repeat.

“Never Over You” is available to stream on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.