Shani Rose

Shani Rose

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"A pop/rock singer/songwriter with a little bluesy/folksy kick. No matter if Shani performs acoustically or with her band, each song is unique unto itself. Her music is filled with insightful lyrics and beautiful/memorable melodies that will captivate your ears and leave you wanting more."

Biography

SHANI is a Los Angeles native singer/songwriter that began playing piano at the age of 7. Years later, she graduated USC’s Thornton School of Music in jazz piano, songwriting, and composing. She helped pioneer the prestigious Popular Music Program led by Chris Sampson, and received the Popular Music Department Award for excellence in her field upon graduation. In 2009, Shani released her self-recorded and self-produced, album “Warm Rain”, and toured the West Coast with fellow singer/songwriter Amanda Holmes. Shani’s ability to combine relatable, heartfelt lyrics and catchy, unique melodies captivated her audiences and helped turn these listeners into the beginnings of a growing fan base.

After two West Coast tours, numerous shows in L.A. and abroad, and with the release of her studio album Merry Go Round in 2012, Shani continues to perform as a featured artist at the world famous Universal Citywalk in Hollywood. In addition, she is an officially endorsed artist for Artists in the Plus, one of the most prominent Google+ groups (with over 800,000 followers) that is dedicated to hosting and promoting live shows for up and coming artists. Shani is currently working with film and T.V. directors and writing music for various grassroots projects in production. Her song "Perfect Sky" can be heard in the independent feature film "Mordy to the Max".

“[Shani’s] voice crackles – not a rock star smoker’s drawl, or the sickly, raw screech of someone who’s talked too much, but the delicate fizz of champagne being poured into a glass.” Some describe Shani’s music as “a twist on the styles of Adele, Sara Barreilles, Regina Spektor, and Norah Jones; something like a Adorah Barektor.” But ultimately, music is subjective, so take a listen. What do you think?

Lyrics

Warm Rain

Written By: Shani Shousterman

Warm Rain

There are times, that the rain
Falls like pebbles, injuring your window-pain
Comes across, I’m ignored
And sleepy from just looking backward.

There’s a puddle, that is muddy
Streaked with painful patience that’s unsure
If some temptations, are a villain
Sitting, waiting, eager to conquer.

Silver platters, and cash-filled pockets cascading down.
Darkened pillows of clouds may linger, but you won’t see me frown.

Chorus-

It’s warm rain, it’s not the same
Someday I could love you but for now
It’s warm rain, it’s not the same
Someday I could love you, but not yet.

No longer, I’m fearless,
Without your weight on my shoulders
The light is ignited,
You only made it colder.

Silver platters, and cash-filled pockets cascading down.
Darkened pillows of clouds may linger, but you don’t see me frown.

Chorus-

It’s warm rain, it’s not the same
Someday I could love you but for now
It’s warm rain, it’s not the same
Someday I could love you, but for now.

It’s warm rain, it’s not the same
Someday I could love you but for now
It’s warm rain, it’s not the same
Someday I could love you, but not yet.

Copyright 2009 Shani Shousterman

Why Did We Let Go?

Written By: Shani Shousterman

Why Did We Let Go?

I can’t believe
You made me feel this way
I can’t perceive
How I’ll live without you.

My heart’s a mess
I’ve second-guessed my choices
I dread the days
Where I’m all alone and by myself
Oh how’ll I reclaim the wealth

Of a once filled heart?
A once filled heart?

Chorus
We could have tried a little harder
We could have danced a little longer
We could have held each other more
So why did we let go? Let go?

Oh tell me why
Why is my heart so heavy?
I found we’d tried
And failed to mix the water into oil
It seems our little toil

Was a waste of time, a waste of time.

We could have tried a little harder
We could have danced a little longer
We could have held each other more
So why did we let go? Let go?

You fill your plate, with this and that
Pull on your coat, arrange your hat
It’s not like you had more time than before.
You fill your plate with this and that
Pull on your coat, arrange your hat
Its all just too frantic
No longer romantic, but still…

We could have tried a little harder
We could have danced a little longer
We could have held each other more
So why did we let go? Let go?

Copyright 2009 Shani Shousterman

Discography

Album: "Merry Go Round"
Released December 23rd, 2012
Available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and cdbaby.com

Debut Single "On My Way"
released November 19th, 2011
Available on iTunes, cdbaby.com, and Amazon

EP: Warm Rain
released May 8th, 2009
Available on iTunes, Amazon, and cdbaby.com

Track "Perfect Sky" off of "Merry Go Round" can be heard in the new indie film "Mordy to the Max".

Track "Why Did We Let Go" was played on 89.7 KLCC radio station in Eugene, OR

"Warm Rain" was featured WomensRadio Music Review on their online radio show "The Plug", November 2010.

"Why Did We Let Go" won 2nd place in the 2011 The Next Movie Classic songwriting contest.