Written by Bella Palance (Elle Rose), Claire Flynt, and Sydney Matlock, the track was co-produced in Nashville by Bella Palance, Lee Holland, and the award-winning, Brad Hill.
“Steal” opens with delicate piano flourishes that underpin Elle Rose’s plaintive vocal in this heartbreaking love story of betrayal and loss. The intensity builds in the chorus as drums accentuate the power pop/country vibe while she lays bare the pain that she’s feeling in detail to her now former lover. There’s no way back for her now. She’s onto his game. And her painfully honest words to him cut like a knife.
“Should’ve known from the way that you talked about you ex
You said that you hated that she was so obsessed
To me it seems, her only offense was loving you just right
Guess you have a way with pretty girls and petty lies
You take people’s hearts
You keep the fragile parts
You made me feel like everything was real
Made me believe in what we built
Went off and killed it just for the thrill of it”
The music video for “Steal” was directed by Erica Silverman, with cinematography by Evan Burns, and video editing by Tiffany Taveras.
ABOUT ELLE ROSE:
Elle Rose is a songwriter and artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. A Boston native, she grew up surrounded by all different genres and influences of music. She attended Berklee College of Music from 2017-2019 to expand her knowledge of the music business, and study songwriting in a deeper form. In her words, her own music is best described as “country pop sad bops.”
She draws inspiration from 90s-woman powerhouses, such as Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and The Chicks. Her more current influences span from Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves to Imogen Heap and Lennon Stella. Elle has a unique blend of soul and twang in her voice and draws her audience in with her catchy melodies and heartfelt storytelling.