Halloween and Stalker!

It’s my favorite time of the year… Halloween! And to celebrate I have a brand new single called “Stalker.”

“Stalker” is a dark, creepy track that was originally going to be included on my last album A Different Kind Of Dream but wasn’t quite finished so I decided to save it for a special Halloween release. It just came out this past Friday, October 26th on iTunes and Spotify and CD Baby and all major music services.

I like to think of “Stalker” as me letting my John Carpenter influence run wild. The song was also included on a special industrial Halloween compilation from Brutal Resonance called M-A-S-K and they put it like this:

Have you ever gotten that feeling? When you’re walking home at night and you just can’t shake off that feeling that you’re being followed? A shadow behind you, but every time you look it’s gone. Is it human? Or maybe something more? Every step that you take you feel as if there are red eyes beaming at you from dark alleys and closed shops. It only takes a moment to get caught, and a moment more to make it home. Where will you end up? This is David Rosen’s “Stalker”.

I like that.

The BEST way to listen to “Stalker” (aside from buying it on iTunes) is on my personalized Halloween Playlist on Spotify. It features music from my albums (and some non-album songs), and is available NOW! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to my music while you’re there!

As always, thanks so much for the support. I’m not sure what my next release will be, but rest assured I’m working on some great new stuff and if you’re subscribed to my music on Spotify you’ll always get it immediately when it’s released.

Happy Halloween!

David Rosen is an award-winning music composer. He composes original music for films, commercials, jingles, video-games and all other kinds of media projects. He has a vast music library of original tracks available for licensing and is also available for custom compositions. Contact him on the ABOUT page for pricing and availability for your next project.


How is it possible that I never posted an actual blog post about my new music video “Artificial” being out? I tend to make myself way too busy nowadays and things like that just tend to happen but now it’s time to let you know that you can watch “Artificial” on my YouTube channel now! Or even right here…

Artificial, PalinDRONE and more!

It’s that time again… New blog time.

Let me start off by saying thank you to everyone who has been watching “PalinDRONE 360.” The video is doing awesome on all the different VR Video sites, and I’m excited to continue pushing it throughout the year. Also, we just released a lightened version because people without the full VR headset equipment have said that it’s too dark just watching it on their phone. They’re right, but in VR you get the full experience, so since we can’t adjust it from device to device, we decided the best option was to have a lightened alternate version which you can view on YouTube or here:

Now usually I try to space my music video releases out further, but it just so happens that my other video that I’ve been teasing for a while, “Artificial,” is almost here. It’s been done for months but I’ve been waiting to release it until after “PalinDRONE” (as well as until after some of the film festivals that we submitted to finished with their announcements), and that time is coming up THIS MONTH. I’ll be attending a screening of “Artificial” at the FilmQuest Film Festival on September 15th, and then I plan on releasing the video the following Friday, September 21st. The video has already done so great, getting into 10 film festivals, winning awards. I’m so proud of this video and can’t wait for you all to see it. Ben Yonker and his team put together such an amazing video based on an idea I wrote while making the song. It’s truly one of my favorite things I’ve ever put out.

Now if you’ve read this far, you’re one of the people who really cares about my career and the music I make, so I want to tell you what’s going on with me and my music for the rest of the year. I know that when I released A Different Kind Of Dream I said that I’d be releasing a ton of new music. And then I even gave an update to that new music in my last blog post. But I still have done next to nothing with my music since then. The truth is, my podcast, Piecing It Together has taken on the biggest priority for me right now… It was just supposed to be a side thing, but I really enjoy doing it and for the time being it will continue to be my main thing. And right behind that, I’m actually having a lot of fun making a new comedy-rap album (the stuff that I try not to talk about much here on this website haha). And along with both of those projects, I’ve been absolutely PLAGUED by computer issues this year. So much so that I’m actually currently planning on building a PC from scratch for the first time since college. It’s just problem after problem with my recent custom made PC (only 4 years old!) and I think it’s time to get these things under control… However, there’s a very real possibility that I’m going to lose access to some of the other music I had started this past year when switching to the new computer. Yes, I’ll be releasing the “Artificial (Extended Video Mix)” along with the music video. And I should be releasing another single that’s already finished a couple months after that. But there’s a lot of music that’s probably going to get lost in the process. I’ll salvage what I can. But honestly, with all the other stuff I’m working on… I kind of don’t care about losing that music. I still have demo versions of it all in MP3 format that I could potentially put up as a free bonus album one day or something, so it’s not totally lost… Just may not be possible to finish. If so… Whatever. I’m sure there’s more music in my head that will get made eventually. But this long rambling stream-of-conscience end to this blog post is just my way of telling you, the people who care about my music, that my year of lots of music releases probably isn’t happening. Maybe I’ll go back to a regular album in a year or two. Maybe I’ll go back to this plan of lots of small releases next year. Maybe even in a few months! Haha. Who the hell knows. But right now I have a computer to build, a ridiculous comedy-rap album to finish, and a podcast to make (and lots of movies to watch while doing it!). And I’m happy with all of that, so hey, it’s all good.

As always, thanks so much for listening to my music. I hope you’ve been enjoying A Different Kind Of Dream which honestly, despite low sales, has been BY FAR the most streamed album of my career. Now that I think of it, that was kind of the plan hahaha… But it’s just hard to know who is out there when I don’t see specific names of people buying it. But according to Spotify my monthly listeners has jumped like 400% so people are really listening and that makes me happy. Hope you’re enjoying it, whoever you are. I’ll have “Artificial” ready for you later this month and then we’ll see where we go from there.

– David

David Rosen is an award-winning music composer. He composes original music for films, commercials, jingles, video-games and all other kinds of media projects. He has a vast music library of original tracks available for licensing and is also available for custom compositions. Contact him on the ABOUT page for pricing and availability for your next project.

A Different Kind Of Dream – My Mom’s Review

Well it’s that time again… As is tradition, with the release of a new album, comes my mom’s review. Hopefully by now you’ve checked out A Different Kind Of Dream already (available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, Bandcamp and all digital music sources). If you have, I’d love to hear what you think of the album… But here’s what my mom thought of it… With my notes in red…

  2. Hero – CAR RIDE ON HWY 101 – IN A CONVERTIBLE (TOP DOWN) (I guess so…)
  3. A Different Kind Of Dream – NIGHTTIME – SIGHT-SEEING FROM A HELICOPTER (So far so good…)
  5. Regenerate – PLAYING W/ MY DOGS (Christ…)
  6. Searching Further – TRYING TO FALL ASLEEP WHEN THE AMBIEN DOESN’T WORK (Here we go…)
  7. Waterfalls In Reverse – MY HEART RATE – LOOKING AT PICS OF HOT GUYS (Dammit mom…)
  8. Enemy – A CHASE SCENE IN A MOVIE (Alright I’ll take it…)
  9. Ascend – SCARY, MONSTER CHASING ME! (Cool…)
  10. Palindrone – YANNI? (There it is…)

As usual, my mom’s review is all over the place. It also took her like 2 weeks to finally listen to it. I think she’s slipping. But I love you mom and thanks for listening. I hope you all check out the album and leave some reviews to let me know what you think. Maybe this post will help you figure out how not to review an album…

David Rosen is an award-winning music composer. He composes original music for films, commercials, jingles, video-games and all other kinds of media projects. He has a vast music library of original tracks available for licensing and is also available for custom compositions. Contact him on the ABOUT page for pricing and availability for your next project.

A Different Kind Of Dream – The New Album

It’s finally time to announce my new album, A Different Kind Of Dream.

It’s been almost 2 years since my last full length album, Head Like Fire. I followed that up with … Like Ashes, a collection of bonus tracks and remixes of tracks from the Head Like Fire sessions. Then I took a break from writing new music while I continued to promote the music videos from that album. They were some of my most successful music videos ever, and a great excuse to take a break and focus on the rest of my life a little bit. But last year I started making some new music and I could tell it was going to form into something special.


You may recall me talking about Bus Party To Hell (or as it was formerly known, Party Bus To Hell) before. Well it’s out now and I wanted to dedicate a blog post to this crazy, wild new movie from the Mahal Brothers.

Piecing It Together

I know what you’re thinking… “David, you started a podcast instead of getting the new album out?!” Well I have one question for you… How did you know before I told you that this post was going to be about my new podcast?

ANYWAY… I wanted to post a quick little blog post about my new project, Piecing It Together. It is my new movie podcast where I’ll be discussing movies with various co-hosts and also giving little previews of new music I’m working on. So if you dig my music, you’ll want to listen. And if you dig movies, you’ll want to listen.

And if you like me, then PLEASE go subscribe in the Podcast App of your choice, and if that app happens to be iTunes, RATE & REVIEW the show! It helps! And it costs you nothing but a few little seconds of your time.

My Favorite Stuff of 2017

NOTE: This was supposed to be posted around New Years but I got super sick… I’m still getting over it actually… So here it is, a little half-assed because now that I’m finally getting through this cold, I want to move on to new things and not keep working on this old stuff haha. But here it is anyway. Enjoy!

It’s that time of year again. As I did last year, it’s time to look back at the things that kept me entertained in 2017. I sort of have enough music, TV and video-games this time to do proper lists, but I figured for the sake of consistency, I’ll do like I did last year and do my big Movies list, and then a separate overall list combining everything else. You can also check out 2016’s list for a refresher if you want, or just jump into my 2017 lists. Enjoy!

15 Things from 2017 That Kept Me Entertained (In No Particular Order)

  • Nintendo Switch – The biggest non-movie thing that happened in 2017 for me was Nintendo’s insane comeback with the Switch. Who would have thought that 30 years after the classic NES originals in the Mario and Zelda series, that Nintendo would pretty much make the new best entries? The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are two of the best video-games I’ve ever played. Period. The Mario game is just pure non-stop fun, and the Zelda game is a revelation. If it holds up when I eventually go back to play it again one day (and keep in mind I beat it with only 19% – yes, NINETEEN percent of the game completed), I might even call it the best game ever made. On top of that we also got the crazy Mario Vs Rabbids game, a bunch of other first-party Nintendo games that I didn’t even have that much time for, and some excellent third-party games like Steamworld Dig 2 and Blaster Master. The Nintendo Switch is just weird and unique enough to be Nintendo, and is the most fun video-game system to come along in a long time.
  • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – “The Nashville Sound” – The next album on this list, Ryan Adams’ “Prisoner” in any other year would have easily been my favorite album of the year, but Jason Isbell may have made the album of his career… Which is saying a lot when I considered his “Southeastern” album one of the best albums of the decade. The rock songs freaking rock and the sad songs are sad as hell. It’s poignant, every song is great. It’s just a perfect album and a hell of a surprise. 
  • Ryan Adams – “Prisoner” – Not so much a surprise is how great Ryan Adams’ new album is. Along with his also released collection of B-Sides, this was my most listened to album of the year, and one of my favorites of my favorite solo-artist’s career. The song “Outbound Train” may possibly be my favorite song. He rules.
  • The War On Drugs – “A Deeper Understanding” – Definitely my 3rd favorite album of the year… But to say that means I listened to it maybe a half dozen times because pretty much all I listened to were the previous two and podcasts haha. But this is a fantastic album.
  • Nine Inch Nails – “Add Violence” – I would have stuck with just listing my Top 3 but I wanted to add NIN’s new EP because first of all it’s the first NIN album in a decade that I’ve continued to listen to on occasion after the first week of release (sorry Trent), and second of all, even though I had already been considering this long before these EPs came out, my new direction of planning on releasing EPs in 2018 is at least partially influenced by NIN’s new EP direction.
  • Fargo – My favorite show of the year. I don’t get why people didn’t like Season 3 as much as previous seasons. It was FANTASTIC. All the best parts of a movie and all the best parts of this new age of Television combined. The best cast on TV. Everything about it was amazing.
  • Vice Principals – Vice Principals was such a great series. As much as I hate to see it go, I think two seasons was the perfect length for this crazy story and insane characters.
  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – This show shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. I hope it’s on the air forever.
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm – Finally, more Larry David. And he’s as great as ever. 
  • GLOW – Hey, Marc Maron can act good! The show was great too. Can’t wait for Season 2!
  • At Home With Amy Sedaris – It’s been too long since we’ve had a show with Amy Sedaris in the center. She is the freaking best. So funny.
  • Episodes – The Series finale of Episodes. It’s not the best show, but I love it, and it was a perfect ending. 
  • Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later – Also not the best show, but it’s still David Wain and crew being ridiculous. Such fun.
  • American Horror Story: Cult – Last year I said that the season of American Horror Story was the first one I truly liked… Who would have thought I’d like two in a row? This was definitely the best season of the show.
  • Facebook – I hate to give Facebook any credit because it’s a terrible thing and ruining all of our lives and I’m probably physically addicted… But man did I have fun on Facebook this year… Dammit…

And now on to the movies. I thought last year was a big year for movies but wow did I see a lot this year haha. It was a pretty great year too. Lots of truly amazing films. I’m not going to stop and talk about each one or anything like that, but rather list them all out, in order from Best to Worst, and then a separate list of movies that technically were 2016 movies but didn’t open in Las Vegas until 2017, and then a short list of movies from 2017 that I’ve been dying to see but aren’t open here yet.

  1. mother!
  2. War for The Planet of the Apes
  3. Ingrid Goes West
  4. Good Time
  5. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
  6. The Big Sick
  7. A Ghost Story
  8. The Disaster Artist
  9. The Florida Project
  10. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  11. The Shape of Water
  12. Logan
  13. Thor: Ragnarok
  14. Last Flag Flying
  15. Alien Covenant
  16. Wind River
  17. Get Out
  18. Brigsby Bear
  19. Colossal
  20. It
  21. Lost In London
  22. Baby Driver
  23. Stronger
  24. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  25. Free Fire
  26. Wonder Woman
  27. King Arthur
  28. The Babysitter
  29. Lady Bird
  30. Power Rangers
  31. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  32. Kong: Skull Island
  33. Logan Lucky
  34. It Comes At Night
  35. The Meyerowitz Stories
  36. Battle of the Sexes
  37. The Lego Batman Movie
  38. John Wick: Chapter 2
  39. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  40. XXX: The Return of Xander Cage
  41. Happy Death Day
  42. Split
  43. Wilson
  44. Justice League
  45. The Fate of The Furious
  46. Detroit
  47. Downsizing
  48. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
  49. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales
  50. Transformers: The Last Knight
  51. Rough Night
  52. The Great Wall
  53. Snatched
  54. American Made
  55. The Glass Castle
  56. Spider Man: Homecoming
  57. Blade Runner 2049
  58. The Mummy
  59. The Hitman’s Bodyguard
  60. The House
  61. The Beguiled
  62. Ghost In The Shell
  63. Home Again
  64. Atomic Blonde
  65. American Assassin
  66. A Cure For Wellness
  67. All The Money In The World
  68. The Belko Experiment
  69. The Foreigner
  70. Valerian
  71. Annabelle: Creation
  72. Suburbicon
  73. Landline
  74. Dunkirk
  75. Life
  76. Daddy’s Home 2
  77. Fist Fight
  78. LBJ
  79. A Dog’s Purpose
  80. Roman J Israel, Esq
  81. Baywatch
  82. The Dark Tower
  83. All Eyes On Me

2016 Movies I saw: A Monster Calls, Live By Night, Silence, 20th Century Women, The Founder, Patriots Day, Jackie.

2017 Movies I didn’t get to see but I’d probably love: I, Tonya, Phantom Thread, The Post… a bunch more but I think it’s time to close up 2017 and move on! Haha.

Hope you enjoyed the listings. Here’s to a great 2017, and here comes a great 2018.

David Rosen is an award-winning music composer. He composes original music for films, commercials, jingles, video-games and all other kinds of media projects. He has a vast music library of original tracks available for licensing and is also available for custom compositions. Contact him on the ABOUT page for pricing and availability for your next project.

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