Alternative rock singer-songwriter Rothrigo released his newest single “Apple Juice” on January 21st. The track was written and recorded during quarantine in Madrid in the artist’s home studio. As a proud DIY artist who is set on redefining classic rock, Rothrigo held onto the sounds of rock that he loves while incorporating a fun, charming introspectiveness. “Apple Juice” is the lead single off his debut album, Apple Juice, coming later this year.

He says that the single “provides a youthful insight into the process of growing up and becoming someone who takes refuge in a deep-rooted childishness.” Rothrigo found music when he moved to London four years ago and began feeling very lonely in the city. “I quickly started to write songs and self-produce them, while learning to play all kinds of new instruments,” he says.

Apple Juice the album is a collection of eleven songs with a common narrative centred around feeling like a teenager and imagining your future self in different situations. “I think it reflects several appreciation moments of innocence before entering or getting close to adulthood,” says Rothrigo. “Which has always seemed very scary and nostalgic.” Fans will surely get a taste of that dream with “Apple Juice” the single out now on all major platforms.

Cover art for “Apple Juice” by Rothrigo

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