Nick Rosen, also known as SLOANE, has shared his new single “In My Head” The track comes off of SLOANE’s debut album, Too Young To Be Lonely, due out later this year via Atoned Music, and follow’s the release of the title track, which debuted last month.
On the new single, SLOANE shares, “This song is about being with someone who is consistently giving you 10% but then pretending that they are giving you 100%. Wanting so bad for the relationship to work that you pretend that small things they do are really huge acts of love. I was dating this model and I was telling my friend about it and how she really loves me and wants this and that but she’s just dealing with a lot, working, etc. My friend replied, ‘Maybe you just heard her say I love you in your head.'”
A self-described L.A. gutter punk in his youth, Rosen discovered jazz as a teenager and began devoting his every waking moment to the bass. Before even graduating high school, he was making national headlines for helping resurrect the career of jazz legend Henry Grimes, who’d been thought dead for decades and generating serious waves around Los Angeles for his performances with luminaries like Bennie Maupin, Arthur Blythe, and Nels Cline.
After college, Rosen dove into the world of film and television, recording with Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino on scores for Super 8, Star Trek, LOST and more, in addition to serving as music director for massive live broadcasts like NBC’s Fourth of July and Christmas in Rockefeller Center specials. On top of that, Rosen served as music director at L.A. hotspots Bardot and The Sayers Club, where he found himself performing live with Prince, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, Perry Farrell, Bruno Mars, Macy Gray, Common, and countless other celebrities.
Last year, Rosen released his debut EP under the Sloane moniker and is gearing up to release a six-track EP later this year, Too Young To Be Lonely – an addictive collection of experimental electro-pop gems, grappling with depression, loneliness, and the hollow nature of our social media-obsessed society. Rosen plays every instrument on the collection himself, layering up infectious beats and dreamy synthesizers into a potent mix of slick pop appeal and raw emotional intensity. That mix of dark and light is at the heart of Rosen’s mission with Sloane. Sure, he’s here to exorcise some personal demons, but more than that, he’s here to help you do the same and to make sure you know you’re not alone in the process.
“I’m not afraid to talk about depression or anxiety or getting caught up in the materialistic trappings of the world,” says Rosen, a devout Buddhist. “Enlightenment isn’t about the absence of darkness, it’s about learning to be okay with the mixture of light and dark that’s inside all of us.”