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Published on January 11th, 2018 | by Brittain Thompson


Caroline Rose Debuts New Single and Hits Proud Larrys Saturday, January 13

Caroline Rose will release LONER, her darkly comedic second album, on February 23rd via New West. Armed with an arsenal of new instruments and equipment, an ever-growing sense of “ahhh f**k it,” two years of exploration, and a wicked sense of humor, LONER is a set of serious songs wrapped in a sprightly, angst-fueled pop burrito.

Following the release of first single, “Money,” Rose presents “Soul No. 5,” which, along with the rest of LONER, captures the cheeky satire, comical musings, and often jarring mood swings that make up much of Rose’s personality. 

“’Soul No. 5’ was inspired by being catcalled and how weird and kind of funny it is. I find the machismo nature of catcallers kind of hilarious, so I thought it’d be funny to act out the part of a cocky catcaller who in reality isn’t all that impressive. Kind of like ‘No Scrubs’ by TLC.” Rose explains further, “When I originally wrote this song the lyrics were much different, and I’d kind of grown tired of how earnest they were. In fact, the title, ‘Soul No. 5,’ is poking fun at how many versions of this song I’ve done. I also like that it is sort of reminiscent of ‘Mambo No. 5.’”

The accompanying video, which Rose directed herself, brings out the humor and satire in the song.

“I think the visuals can really enhance some elements that might get lost on listeners, humor being one of them. I had a particular vision to make this video slightly parodic, like a mix between a ’90s rap video and Napoleon Dynamite.”

Caroline Rose will be opening for Ron Gallo at Proud Larry’s on Saturday, January 13. Tickets can purchased in advance hereThe Local Voice Ligature

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Brittain is an associate editor of The Local Voice, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, MS.

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