Photo: Matt Hogan

New Music Heaven : Caroline Rose

May 10, 2018

An obsession with money, an unfaithful lover, a friend’s accidental pregnancy, misogyny, loneliness, death…This is just some of the lighthearted subject matter that make up LONER––the darkly comedic second album from songwriter/producer Caroline Rose. Armed with an arsenal of new instruments and equipment, an ever-growing sense of “ahhh fuck it,” two years of exploration, and a wicked sense of humor, Rose delivers a set of serious songs wrapped in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito. Because, as Rose puts it, “Sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail.”

LONER captures the cheeky satire, comical musings, and often jarring mood swings––sometimes goofy, sometimes emotional––that make up much of Rose’s personality. “I call it Schizodrift,” she says sipping on a martini with her pinky out. “I want to make music that sounds as manic as I feel.”

This week's New Music Heaven track is "Soul No. 5." If you're digging it, text HOT to 44624 - if you're not, text NOT. Get a free download of "Soul No. 5" in your 94/7 Nation email thanks to Burgerville, and check out Caroline Rose when she hits the Doug Fir on June 13th!