Music is in the ear of the beholder. For Nashville-based pop duo, The Queen and King, when they first listened to The Chainsmokers' hit Roses (featuring Rozes), they were struck by a deeper, more sorrowful story underneath. In a Popdust exclusive, the duo, comprised of Caroline Shumate and Greg Graves, give the Hot 100 track a complete overhaul. "'Roses' is an upbeat, feel good love song but when I heard it for the first time I honestly thought it was kind of heartbreaking," Shumate shares.
"Rozes begs in the chorus 'say you'll never let me go,' so Greg and I wanted to take a mellow, melancholy approach with the song and let it breathe in darker light," she continues.
The Queen and King recently issued an acoustic version of 2015's Cavities EP. It is now available on iTunes.