Omahrose is the culmination of generations of global journeying. From Calcutta to Indonesia to Spain, she found herself raised in West London. The child of musical parents, Omahrose instinctively sang, even recording herself from the age of seven. Her cultural mix gives rise to a soulful music that is full of contrasts, conflict and story. In the midst of buzzing city life, she writes personal narratives that are tales of isolation, fragility and inner strength.
Her name is a mix of om ah hum the Buddhist chant to purify the mind, speech and body and the black rose, an image of morbidity and rebirth. This contrast of dark and light is found in her records, a blend of soul-driven grooves with thought provoking lyrics. Each track tells its own story, whether it’s a personal tale of the potential ugliness of family relationships, broken trust or infidelity, or a character-driven thriller. Her songs will take you on the journey in which they are written, pulling your emotions through feelings of tenderness, hope, anger, and reconciliation.
Omahrose frequently collaborates with the producer AamirMusic, combining their influences to create soundscapes with a depth that grows as you listen again and again. She is a singer and a writer but also a listener and is heavily influenced by old soul legends like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, Neo-Soul / Hip-Hop innovators such as D’Angelo, Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu and Kendrick Lamar and songwriters like James Blake, Frank Ocean and The Beatles.
Words by Ammar Kalia / Photography by Prexa Strestha