Adelaide Duo China Roses Unveil Bouncy New Single 'Worst Enemy' Alongside Official Music Video

2 Oct 2020

Rising Adelaide duo China Roses (Jes Fisher and Pietro Filippone) today deliver a spellbinding new single ‘Worst Enemy’ with an equally captivating music video. The new single comes off the back of China Roses being hand-picked to feature on etcetc’s recently released Decade of Dance: Reworked EP with their cover of MSTKRFT’s classic ‘Heartbreaker’.

‘Worst Enemy’ is a melancholy ballad with beachy guitar tones, heightened by dreamy vocals and artfully contrasting lyrics which explore adverse themes of confronting the shadow-self whilst being your own worst enemy. 

Drawing inspiration from their favourite Australian indie bands, Pietro of China Roses unpacks the creative process, “We took that chorus-guitar sound and added our electronic take to the drums and keys. The vocals and music combined express the unspoken imagery, offering the listener an additional layer. I think that’s what we also tried to capture in the film clip. Having two sides of the same person and how they interact with each other. There’s a lot of story and symbolism for people to interpret for themselves and I think people will take away their own meanings”.

When it came to brainstorming ideas for the music video, Jes explains, “I was describing the feeling of the song, mentioning feeling numb and emotionless. At that moment, we had a lightning bolt realisation that we were basically describing Daria. We used her character as inspiration to represent the shadow part of the self, or the Yin, as it’s known in Eastern philosophy, whilst also having a character that was representative of the Yang.”

Identified by her unique and delicate vocals, Jes of China Roses featured on DOOLIE’s mixtape track ‘Attention’, which has now amassed 700k Spotify streams. China Roses also boasts multiple spins and support from the likes of triple j, triple j Unearthed, Double J, Fresh 92.7, as well as notable media support from Beautiful Buzz, Pilerats, Acid Stag, Fault Magazine, plus more. Having also supported a series of notable homegrown artists including Kota Banks, Northeast Party House, Mane, San Cisco, Poloshirt, Willow Beats, What So Not, and more, China Roses are no doubt slating a reputation for themselves as ‘one to watch’. 



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