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Caroline Rose announces new album, Loner, shares video for lead single, “Money”: Watch

on December 06, 2017, 2:52pm

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Caroline Rose has announced her sophomore album, Loner, set for a February 23rd release via New West. Coming four years after her I Will Not Be Afraid debut, the new LP sees the indie rockabilly musician exploring a more synth-oriented pop sound to bolster her “darkly comedic” songwriting.

Rose co-produced Loner alongside Paul Butler at Stinson Beach, California’s Panoramic Studios. It’s her most hands-on effort yet, as she wrote and arranged everything herself while playing keys, guitar, and bass; programming synths and drums; handling mixing; and controlling the entire creative aesthetic.

You can see how fully realized the project is in the video for the album’s lead single, “Money”. The frantic track takes on the frustrations of a modern capitalist society (“I have friends who are literally about to sell their underwear online just to pay the bills,” Rose told Noisey). The Horatio Baltz-directed clip, though, is more about how money corrupts everyone. Rose, who plays every part in the video, explained:

“I wanted it to be less obvious than what the song is about, to make it [into] a sort of manic, paranoid mini-story that creates more questions than it answers. For instance, is all one person having a schizophrenic experience? Or are they all supposed to be different people in this nondescript motel? Where did this mysterious bag of money come from? Why are they freaking out about what looks like not a lot of money?”

Watch it below.

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loner cover Caroline Rose announces new album, Loner, shares video for lead single, Money: Watch

Loner Tracklist:
01. More Of The Same
02. Cry!
03. Money
04. Jeannie Becomes A Mom
05. Getting To Me
06. To Die Today
07. Soul No 5
08. Smile! AKA Schizodrift Jam 1 AKA Bikini Intro
09. Bikini
10. Talk
11. Animal

Pre-orders for Loner are available here. Rose will support the release with a US tour next year that kicks off with appearances at South by Southwest. Her full schedule is ahead.

Caroline Rose 2018 Tour Dates:
03/14-17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/27 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
03/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03/29 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
03/30 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
03/31 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
04/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
04/04 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
04/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
04/06 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
04/07 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
05/18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival

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