Photo by Cristina Fisher
If you've been following Caroline Rose for any amount of time, you know that they're an amazing artist who changes up their sound quite frequently. Even knowing that, you're going to be amazed by their new single. "Miami" is a masterpiece of a song. Rose's upcoming album was inspired by a difficult break up and voicemails they received from their grandmother as she lost her mind. Because of this, Rose started thinking "... about all the ways memory shows up throughout our lives," which inspired her to use instruments that deteriorate over time such as wooden and string instruments, voices, and tape.
"Miami" starts off with just Rose's vocals and acoustic guitar, simply enough. The song just builds and builds as it goes on, with a wailing guitar that seems to loop around itself before going back to acoustic. The song propels along like this throughout its four and a half minute length, constantly morphing while keeping the bare bones intact. It's a heartbreaking song that still comes across as positive and cheerful. I feel like I'm not doing "Miami" justice, but how can I do a song this perfect justice with just words?
You can watch the video for "Miami" 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.