The sincerity of Roos Meijer’s alt-folk finds a way to the heart of even the most casual listener as she lends her voice to extraordinary but unheard people from around the world. Drawing inspiration from a diversity of genres, including folk, classical, indie-rock, and Arabic music, Roos bridges many rivers of the musical landscape and leads you to new pastures. With an understated but profound sense of detail, in both song and arrangement, her music finds and navigates emotional fine lines that are seldom expressed in popular music.
Roos’ debut LP, ‘Why Don’t We Give It A Try?’, was released in November 2021 and was very well received; it got ranked number 1 at Music That Needs Attention and received multiple raving reviews.
The album was inspired by conversations with eight societal changemakers for causes relating to climate, anti-racism, feminism, human rights, orphans,LGBTQ+ youth, and homelessness. Filled with eclectic but integral arrangements, each song creates a fully realised sonic culture within the wider world of the album and, through the unique empathy of Roos’ artistic voice, comes from a place of genuine earnestness and societal duty.