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Emerging singer Blake Rose has shared an emotional, empowering new song called "Rest of Us," which he calls "a middle finger to anyone who doesn’t want you to live your dream."

The song is the Australia native's first to be released on AWAL Recordings, the followup to his previous single "Gone."

"A friend of mine wanted to be a musician but his family was not supportive," Rose recalls. "This took a toll on him and he ended up never pursuing his dream. You hear about stuff like this happening all the time and I think it’s incredibly sad that there are so many people in the world whose art we will never have the chance to discover because some narrow minded folk decided to steer them away from doing what they love. F*ck those people."

Hear "Rest of Us" below.