Song written by Ricky Wilde & Kim Wilde.
Twelfth track on the album Here Come the Aliens. The track features backing vocals by Frida Sundemo.

Live performances

'Rosetta' was performed live during the Here Come the Aliens Tour in 2018 and 2019 and during the Return of the Aliens Tour, with Ricky Wilde singing the parts of Frida.

Kim about 'Rosetta'

Rosetta was a space craft that went on a ten year mission to catch a comet, to find out more about life on earth and inspired this song. I asked Frida Sundemo, who we're huge fans of, and she said yes and did the duet with me for this song, which questions about the meaning of life. Why are we here? It doesn't really come up with any answers, but I think asks some really good questions. (1)

There's a song on my album called 'Rosetta', it's about the satellite that started in 2004 and was on its way to the comet Tschurjumow-Gerassimenko for ten years. Its mission was to find out more about the origin of mankind. In the song it's about not having to go so far to find out that information. The answers about mankind are to be found here, on earth. Our character is shown through the way we handle our planet. And when we are really observed by aliens - and I do have that feeling - then they will be shocked. (2)


Drums: Jonathan Atkinson
Guitar: Neil Jones
Keyboards, guitar: Ricky Wilde
Piano, keyboards: Stephen Power
Backing vocals: Kim Wilde, Ricky Wilde & Frida Sundemo

Interview sources

(1) Track by track video, YouTube, 23 March 2018
(2) "I was there in the Eighties, but I still remember", Galore (Germany), May 2018