Thursday, March 9, 2023

Caroline Rose - "Tell Me What You Want"

Photo by Cristina Fisher

Of the three songs Caroline Rose has released from their upcoming album, "Tell Me What You Want" might be the closest to the sound we've come to love from them. The new song has a little of the dance friendly, joyous vibe from LONER and Superstar, but seeing that The Art of Forgetting has themes of grief and loss, "Tell Me What You Want" is still quite dark. The song starts out sounding like an unreleased cut from Superstar, and even has some more humorous lines chronicling a break up ("Boy, you're gonna hate this song" is a personal favorite). By the end, all sense of joy or fun are gone and "Tell Me What You Want" is a gut wrenching, painful song. This may sound like hyperbole, but you know how you felt the first time you heard OK Computer and it was such a tremendous step forward from Pablo Honey and The Bends? This is the feeling I get from the songs off The Art of Forgetting.

Caroline Rose says of their new song:

“When I listen to this I really feel for myself during that time. My head was like a cesspool of voices trying to tell me what to do. You know, the end of a relationship can be so confusing. There are all these emotions swirling around and really no handbook. You realize when all your attempts to connect with your partner aren't working, you either have to find a way to stick it out or leave… And both options suck. This song is about being in that pickle of desperation, between trying to protect yourself and feeling the immense guilt and regret of walking away from someone you love.”

You can watch the video for "Tell Me What You Want" below. The Art of Forgetting is due out March 24 on New West Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Caroline Rose, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

Fri. March 31 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Arthur Zankel Music CenterSat. April 1 - Montreal, QC @ Petit CampusTue. April 4 - Burlington, VT @ Higher GroundWed. April 5 - Burlington, VT @ Higher GroundThu. April 6 - Boston, MA @ RoyaleSat. April 8 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern - SOLD OUTSun. April 9 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls TheatreTue. April 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union TransferWed. April 12 - New York, NY @ Webster HallFri. April 14 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 ClubSat. April 15 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music HallSun. April 16 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s CradleTue. April 18 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange PeelWed. April 19 - Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn BowlFri. April 21 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall - SOLD OUTSat. April 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall BallroomSun. April 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ First AvenueTue. April 25 - Denver, CO @ The Gothic TheatreFri. April 28 - Seattle, WA @ The ShowboxSat. April 29 - Portland, OR @ Wonder BallroomWed. May 3 - San Francisco, CA @ The FillmoreFri. May 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda TheatreSat. May 6 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet'sSun. May 21 - Guadalajara, MX @ Corona CapitalSat. May 27 - Hamburg, DE @ NochtspeicherMon. May 29 - Cologne, DE @ StadtgartenWed. 31 May - Manchester, UK @ Band on the WallThu. 1 June - Dublin, IE @ Whelan'sSat. 3 June - Glasgow, UK @ StereoSun. 4 June - Bristol, UK @ ExchangeMon, 5 June - London, UK @ HEAVENWed. June 7 - Brighton, UK @ PatternsSat. June 10 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen FTue. June 13 - Brussels, BE @ ABWed. June 14 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso (Upstairs)Fri. June 16 - Paris, FR @ La Hasard LudiqueSat. June 17 - Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld DerbySun. June 18 - Duisburg, DE @ Traumzeit Festival

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