Just as Rosa was taking part in the photoshoot for this story, the heinous shootings at Schwedenplatz simultaneously occurred. In light of this, she wished to include the following context:
"What a day! I woke up early that Monday, to have a Skype call with my team. First, with my producer and friend Jan Wagner. We opened the first small bottle of Prosecco to celebrate the release. Emotions were high, euphoric. This is my first album! It’s something that I’ve worked on for three years, with a dear wish to eventually release something physical to touch. To celebrate the release, I met with Anna Breit in the evening. She is a photographer based in Vienna, we worked together on visualizing my concept for Votive.
I am a passionate ice cream consumer! To write lyrics, I often go to the famous Eissalon am Schwedenplatz. The ice cream season here lasts only until the end of October. So for Monday, we had to find an alternative, the last remaining Eis Salon before lockdown, it was Garda. We ordered more Prosecco and each of us had a scoop. Anna went with strawberry, I chose romeo.
When we received the first messages from our friends, telling us to be careful and watch out for ourselves, we didn't really understand what was happening. In the context of a celebration and the ecstasies of the night before lockdown, it was hard to understand the brutality of what was happening at Schwedenplatz, only thirty minutes away from us. What followed was a long night searching for shelter in different places.
The next day, when I woke up, I felt devastated and confused, no longer in the mood to celebrate anything. On Wednesday, I got back on my feet and made the necessary emotional space to enjoy this moment! I am so glad that Anna and I had the chance to capture this intense day in the perfect environment. I will always remember my debut release day. For the lightness and light, and the darkness that ensued. Take care."