Angel Rose is A British singer-songwriter, and Emerging R&B artist. She released her debut album "Footsteps,” in 2017. Angel wrote the first song on the album at age 15 and completed the project prior to graduating from high school. Each song highlights a "footstep" on her journey through this period of her life. These songs take you along for a beautiful ride of courage, hope, and transformation.
Musical Style and Influences
The center of her style consists mostly of Contemporary R&B. Her sound is described as "powerful but sweet," kindred to R&B heartthrobs of the 90s, With a stunning vocal ability which belies her years. Angel sings soulfully of relationships, identity, racism, independence, family, and mental health issues. Her influences range from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, and Alicia Keys.
Angel Rose was born in Chelsea, London. Raised by her two parents, along with her younger sister, Safie. the family lived in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea where she attended Bousfield Primary School. Her father, Derek Goddard, is of Afro-West Indian descent, while her mother, Selima Sultane Guirey, Princess of Crimea a descendant of Genghis Khan. Selima was classically trained in flute, piano, and guitar. She studied in universities Slade School of Fine Art and Chelsea School of Art. Derek Goddard also a musician (drummer and percussionist), has worked with many musicians including The Clash, The Raincoats, and Neneh Cherry. Through Derek's youth, he toured the world with Angel's Grandfather Michael Goddard (guitarist and vocalist) playing live acoustic jazz calypso. Both Angel's maternal uncles were professional musicians. On Sunday dinner's she has fond memories of her family jamming out to her Grandfather's Calypso music.
Angel has loved music and singing from a young age. She remembers her aunt insisting that she talk because she was so shy, But instead she sang Beauty and the Beast. She explained further, "Music means more to me than just writing a catchy song, making it a huge hit or becoming rich and famous. It's given me freedom when feeling trapped. It's been therapeutic for when I could not speak out." Angel's earliest memory performing was in 1st grade when She and her closest friends formed a girl group. Angel picked the songs and wrote her first song "Elephants In Danger" which they would perform to their class. Angel has always had a passion for spreading awareness on "low- key" topics. The group was unable to continue due to her family moving to the United States.
Angel Rose moved from London to the U.S with her family at age 11. Her stage name Angel Rose comes from her obsession of drawing hearts with a halo and wings on school desks, notebooks, and homework in Middle School.
2017-Present Career Beginnings
Since releasing her debut album, Footsteps, Angel Rose has been guest starring with Reggae cover band The Crucials while promoting herself on social media. She is currently forming her own band and releasing more music.