“Rose Colored Glasses” is a song by American recording artist Kelly Rowland from her self-titled, third studio album.
The electro-synthpop ballad was written by Ester Dean with lyrics that echo real life situations that Rowland had been in, where she felt like she needed to leave. During the recording of the song Rowland began to cry while reminiscing such toxic relationships. Rowland hoped that fans would be able to connect to the song.
Dr. Luke produced the song with synths, drums and an electro crescendo.
It serves as one of two American lead singles. An accompanying music video was directed by Rankin with a 3-D concept, featuring atmospheric visuals and mood-lit scenes including streamers, doves and rose petals. Critics universally praised the simplicity, visuals and the choice of outfits in the video.