When The Rose announced that they were filing a lawsuit against their company, J&Star, and seeking to terminate their contract, due to mistreatment, back in February, they were met with unprecedented support from their fans, Black Roses. There was never a question of whether or not to support The Rose through this, and while the future was uncertain, fans never stopped showering the band with love.
Earlier this month, fans were answered regarding the future of The Rose. In letters posted onto new social media accounts, the group stated the following (in both Korean and English):
Hello, Our lovely Blackroses
It’s already our third year walking together on this beautiful road to wherever the destination may be. Everyday has been such a blessing for us ever since we met. Thank you always for being by our side through all the ups and downs. With every journey there is a detour or a resting period. We think with the members going to the army, now is the right time for us to just sit where ever we are and enjoy the view that we were not able to see while moving forward. There are things we can learn and experience only when we stop and take the time to appreciate. We really hope that we can come out of this and tell you guys all about our experiences. Until then we have prepared a little gift for our blackroses, which we hope to reveal soon.
Miss you, see you in a bit.
— The Rose
A Little Gift
Now, weeks later, that little gift has arrived! The Rose released a song this past week dedicated to their fans, named after them, titled ‘Black Rose.’ We’ll be honest, you’re going to want tissues nearby when you listen to this song, and you’ll definitely need them when you watch the music video.
The music video shows self-taken videos of the members from them just eating out together, to performances, and even clips of the fans from their concerts. It is a beautiful and touching song, and they have even put the copyright as Black Rose. The lyrics send a message of thanks to the fans, and are hard-hitting, such as in the “I’m drowning below the shallow water/But you took my hand and you pulled me aside/I thank you always that you saved me from tears/Again and again.” We are shown once again how talented The Rose is when it comes to their songwriting.
We Rose You
‘Black Rose’ is a song that is for them and their fans, and it reminds us of why we love The Rose so much. They have worked hard for their success and have always been noted for their integrity and how genuine they are when it comes to their music. Their music has healed so many who have listened, and we are so thankful they have shared their songs with us.
This is not the end for The Rose; in fact, it is far from it. This is the start of a new chapter for the band, who will always have the love and support of their Black Roses to fall back on. No matter where this journey takes the members, the fans (ourselves included), will be here with open arms, and we are excited for what the future has in store for them.
Thank you for this beautiful song, boys, and the memories you have given us. We can’t wait to make many more with you!
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Featured Image Source: The Rose via Instagram