Sparkling songcraft, impressive musicality, and captivating enthusiasm: Rooted is a five-member indie pop-rock band from the Los Angeles suburbs of the San Gabriel Valley whose shining artistry far surpasses the members’ chronological ages.

The Asian-American quintet of high school students has built a substantial following with performances at carnivals, street fairs, school events, battles of the bands, and onstage at the massive Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California to commemorate AAPI month.

Vocalist and guitarist Maddox Lim and Genevieve Thai, are Rooted co-founders. Joined by Eula Johnson on synth & keyboards, bassist Alex Calonzo, and Joshua Sang on drums. The five evolved as a band while performing covers by not only current artists like Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift but play a multidude of 80s and 90s covers — what they classify as “older music with alot of depth and meaning.”

Their debut single “Waiting,” a retro-modern track with echoes of Eighties and Nineties pop, pairs Rooted’s onstage exuberance with sophisticated studio polish. Their next single “Dime a Dozen” offered an uplifting message of prioritizing positivity in the face of struggle was then followed by a acoustic ballad titled “Hollow Dreams” where emotions are laid bare as the song’s powerful melodic buildup culminates in a stunning kaleidoscope of piano, drums, and guitar rhythms. “Pick You Up” is a gripping pop-rock track about building mutual trust and letting go of solitude and their latest single”Till it’s over” has shown a new maturity, sound and audience for this up and coming Band.

It might be observed that the rise of Rooted signifies the edge of an increasingly multicultural narrative, with inclusion and representation to inspire the new generations of creators. Charismatic, authentic, and exhilarating, Rooted presents fresh music with the power to open doors — a vibrant soundtrack for a welcome future.