release date:

September 29, 2014


Song Written by David ML Rosales

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Eric Lilavois

Assistant Engineers: Andrew Nassih


Vocals: Guitar: David Rosales

Vocals: Olivia May

Pedal Steel: Jeremy Long

Upright Bass: Robert Bowman

Drums, Percussion: Tom Plumb


Graphic Design by Jessica Lynne

Photography by Brandin Rackley

David and Olivia

  • Ballad of Rose

Official Website:
Twitter: @DAVIDandOLIVIA
YouTube: /DAVIDandOLIVIAmusic
Instagram: @DAVIDandOLIVIA

Facebook: /DAVIDandOLIVIAmusic


“…unique blend of melancholy blues and country… their sound is unmistakably their own.”

– AOL MUSIC’s The Boot (US)


 “Coastal Americana… mesmerizing… deep… soulful…”

– Southern Distinction Magazine (US)


“…blown away by the chemistry onstage – it was something you just couldn’t take your eyes off of.”

– Pens Eye View (US)


David & Olivia are an Americana Duo out of Huntington Beach, CA. Upon meeting each other one summer night in 2011, the two felt an instant musical chemistry that would blossom before captivated audiences in vineyards along the California coast. In 2013, they showcased their unique blend of melancholy blues and country sweetness in their debut EP, "On the Sea." The EP was heralded by press in both, the US and UK, and the duo toured relentlessly coast-to-coast from New York City listening rooms and Boston pubs to Napa Valley wineries and Los Angeles clubs, amassing over 160 performances in 2013 alone. In a review of a recent live show, LA's modern rock radio station, 106.7 KROQ, declared that David & Olivia were, "...effervescent... Their energy was a mixture of vaudevillian and romantic; something right out of an old Western comedy."


David & Olivia’s first single for London Tone Music is called The Ballad of Rose. When asked about the origins of this stunningly beautiful folk/Americana song, David recalled, "When I sat down to write this song, Rose lead me down a very honest and haunting hallway where each room we came upon held a scene from my past."