Watch: Neena Rose’s “(You A) Machine Gun”

by W. Andrew Powell

What does music look like? For Canadian pop-R&B singer and songwriter Neena Rose, it depends on the song, but they all take on a colour for the up-and-coming artist.

“Songs are colourful for me,” Rose said. She is one of many artists working today with the condition chromesthesia synesthesia, and creative people are more likely to have the condition. “Every song I hear or write has a very, very specific colour visual attached to it.”

“I associate certain colours with specific sounds.”

For her new single, “(You A) Machine Gun”, Rose brings a staccato rhythm to the track, with a strong group of women for the music video.

As she put it, “I want people–especially girls–to gain empowerment from my music. I want it to communicate to them: ‘you’re powerful, you’ve got this.'”

Neena Rose will release her new EP 333 later this year, until then watch the video for “(You A) Machine Gun” below or stream it on Spotify. You can follow Rose on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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