The 25 y/o Rebecca Ejdemo, also known as ROS, is 2019 version of Hannah Montana. On the nights she is a chef at the restaurant Cafe Nizza in Stockholm, Södermalm and rest of the time she’s an upcoming artist. Rebecca released her first single 20k January, 2017 and then her debut album late last year. Rebecca, or ROS, is known for her style, so of course we had to knock on her door and see more of that.
What feeling do you have in your home?
It has taken its time, but I would say that this is the first time I really feel that it is my home. I feel safe here.
What is your favorite place here at home?
I have to say the kitchen table. With the big windows it feels almost like sitting in the tree tops and feeling the wind rush. From here I see the water, the courtyard, people walking and the birds flying around.
What is the most important thing you have at your home?
In addition to my boyfriend Emil, I value my pink urn. I inherited it from my grandmother who she bought on a trip to Hong Kong. I have many things here at home that I bought myself but this one has been inherited and it feels nice.
How would you describe your style?
Classic but a little crazy. My parents are very interested in interior design, my dad also worked as a furniture designer. I notice how I like to pick things up that remind me of my upbringing, which I did not like at the time but love today. I guess it’s nostalgia, but with my own touch.
How do you get together music and restaurant?
I didn’t. But now I’ve gone down in time at the restaurant so more time is available for the music. But no matter how I do it, it’s no days off either way.
What is the next step in your career?
Grammy. No, I’m kidding. I really want to find my own identity in the music industry. Become even more independent and not dependent on anyone else. The next step is diffuse, but I strive to be my best self in music.
Tell us about your funniest memory in your career.
Oh, there are so many. But it must be when I was supporting Little Jinder’s 2018 tour. The most difficult thing I ever did, but now it’s magical to think about it, I managed it and it was so incredibly fun and evolving.
How and where do you get energy?
I often end up in no structure in my life but when I switch off the cellphone, take a cup of tea and it’s peace and quiet at home, then I find peace. I love to sit and pile on things. For example pile on details in a new song or to pick up the drawing pad and just draw.
Tell us about a perfect day too?
First of all, a long morning and a day off with Emil. Happy to have a late breakfast and drink tea in front of a docu soap on TV. During the day I like to make music, at home or in the studio. Later in the evening we have a good dinner with our closest friends at some restaurant, drink some wine and laugh. When we get home the clock is still not too late and we fall asleep in front of a movie.
When are you happiest?
When I have things under control. That’s the most important.
But the feeling when I come out of a shower, the home is clean and nice and Emil is at home, that feeling is perfect.
What are you dreaming of right now?
Stability in life. And with that, I think a rising career in the music industry is coming. I’m looking forward to it.
Thank you Rebecca for opening the door for us, and a big thanks to Nicolina Knapp for taking the pictures.
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Photos: Nicolina Knapp