Introducing Caroline Rose: announces new album The Art of Forgetting out on March 24 + shares new single ‘Miami’
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The Art Of Forgetting LP
March 24 via New West Records
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Love / Lover / Friend
Better Than Gold
Everywhere I Go I Bring the Rain
Tell Me What You Want
Love Song For Myself
Where Do I Go From Here?
‘Miami’ is out now, buy/stream it here.
Eclectic songwriter Caroline Rose announces The Art of Forgetting, their new album out March 24th on New West Records, and presents a new single/video, ‘Miami‘. LISTEN + WATCH HERE.
‘Miami‘ is an acoustic-centred track whose chorus of squealing guitars and bombastic drums seems to all but burst out of the speakers. Caroline explains: “I’m not one to shy away from drama, and so this was a perfect opportunity to really bring out every ounce of desperation and anger and all those confusing emotions that happen after a big heartbreak.”
The ‘Miami‘ video, starring Rose playing a version of themself alongside Massima Bell, was directed by Sam Bennett, and shot at the Austin Motel, Sagebrush, and a sound stage in Austin, and continues Rose’s run of theatrical, storyline-driven videos. “For the ‘Miami’ video, I was mainly focused on what would be the most effective way to move people in regards to the two characters and how they interact,” says Rose.
“Because this is a sort of loose recreation of some things in my life it was important to me to interpret the feeling of that time as accurately as we could within 4 minutes’ time. Sam, who is a dear friend of mine and brilliant director, thought a great way to capture that fever-dream-like quality was to create a lot of movement with a continuous shot. He showed me different lenses and cameras to use and we ultimately went with an anamorphic, Old Hollywood-esque feel, which gives it that nostalgia thinking back on a time past.”
Rose is an artist known for their wit and satirical storytelling, but for the first time, with The Art of Forgetting, Rose’s music teems with raw, intense emotion. With no guard up this time, they present the type of confessional honesty we’ve only previously caught glimpses of in their work. Of course, Rose’s impish humour does pop up unexpectedly amidst themes of regret and grief, loss and change, shame and the inevitability of pain.
After a series of heartbreaking events, Caroline had no desire to make a statement, let alone make a new album. It was a time of contemplation and transformation. What transpired was what she considers a gradual union of reconnection and growth. Prompted by a difficult breakup, they began a deep-dive inward, unknowingly digging up long-buried childhood experiences. All the while, Rose was getting voicemails from their grandmother “who was clearly losing her mind.”
These respective moments are pieced throughout the album, offering moments of lightness amidst an otherwise heart-rending story of a person who has forgotten, and is perhaps re-learning, how to love themselves. “It got me thinking about all the different ways memory shows up throughout our lives,” says Rose. “It can feel like a curse or be wielded as a tool. Every time I make an album I’ll come out of it learning a lot about myself. Now I look back and see the healing of a wound. I feel like a new version of myself. I think one for the better.”
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