Young Asian-American indie-rock band, Rooted are ready to blow you away with their debut energetic single, “Waiting.” The track is an anthem about wanting something in life, but not quite getting it. This retro-modern song is infused with influences of eighties and nineties pop that can be heard throughout the track, as the band classifies it as “older music with more depth and meaning.” Rooted may just be beginning their career, but I think they’ll be around for years to come.
“The idea behind “Waiting” is about wanting something or someone in life, but being so afraid of not getting it that you don’t even dare to try. Sometimes the expectations and goals that people have of themselves can overwhelm them to the point of a mental and emotional shutdown.” – Shalom Lin
Rooted is a five-member indie pop-rock band from the Los Angeles suburbs of the San Gabriel Valley, whose shining artistry far surpasses the members’ chronological ages. The young middle-school rockers are composed of singer-songwriters Shalom Lim and Genevieve Thai, with Valen Shieh on bass guitar, Karissa Lee on guitar, and Selina Ye on keyboard and synth. “Waiting” was recorded & mixed by Mike Post (She & Him, Local Natives) at Moosecat Recording Studio and mastered by 4-time Grammy award-winning engineer, Will Borza.
Charismatic, authentic, and exhilarating, Rooted presents fresh music with the power to open doors — a vibrant soundtrack for a welcome future. We are eager to see what is next for this group, but in the meantime, stream “Waiting” here and get ready to bob your head along to the infectious beat.
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