Listen to Caroline Rose’s Solitary New Single, “Getting To Me”

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Listen to Caroline Rose’s Solitary New Single, “Getting To Me”

Caroline Rose got stuck going through that awkward phase in high school and loved it so much she decided to never leave. Her new single “Getting To Me” is the third release off her forthcoming second album Loner, which is set to release Feb. 23 via New West.

Rose’s previously released tracks “Money” and “Soul No. 5” present the artist in her naturally whimsical state. In “Money,” the artist showcases the seductive lifestyle of chasing cash, with Rose herself playing these fantastical characters in a multi-role performance. In “Soul No. 5,” Rose is a playful badass dancing on the pier, rolling around in the sand and hula-hooping with her girlfriends without giving a damn.

“Getting To Me,” however, is a little bit different. In here, the artist gets a bit real. She slows it down to talk about the feeling of loneliness and isolation, set inside the narrative of eating alone at a diner. The lyrics are deeply meaningful and paint an image of Rose that’s immensely multi-dimensional, a side of her that we’ve previously seen in her politically charged video for “Blood On Your Bootheels.”

Rose said of “Getting To Me” in a statement:

“Getting To Me” is one of my favorite songs on Loner because it transports me to the moment when I wrote it, it’s a song about feeling extremely isolated and lonely. I remember walking down the street during a Vermont winter, seeing couples lining the entire block, walking hand in hand under the Christmas lights. I popped into a restaurant and went straight to the counter. For anyone who spends a lot of time alone, counters feel like they were designed for us so that waitresses don’t have to discard a setting at a table set for two. When you’re already feeling like an outsider, you really start to notice things like that, things in even numbers designed for couples. The song is filled with references to feeling like an outsider.

Rose provided the string arrangement for this track, which also features percussionist Paul Butler, her Loner co-producer. She will be on tour starting Friday, March 2, in Woodstock, N.Y. You can preorder Loner here before it releases on Feb. 23. Listen to “Getting To Me” off Rose’s forthcoming album below, and find the album artwork and Rose’s upcoming tour dates beneath that, plus a 2013 Rose performance from the Paste Cloud.

Loner Album Art:


Caroline Rose Tour Dates:

02 – Woodstock, N.Y. @ The Colony*
03 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ The Smiling Moose*
05 – Columbus, Ohio @ Rumba Café*
06 – Lexington, Ky. @ Cosmic Charlie’s*
08 – Athens, Ga. @ Caledonia Lounge*
09 – Savannah, Ga. @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
11 – Macon, Ga. @ Creek Stage
14-17 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW
23 – Austin, Texas @ Antone’s#
24 – Dallas, Texas @ Dada#
25 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa#
27 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The High Watt
28 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
29 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Mothlight
30 – Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Local 506
31 – Washington, District of Columbia @ Songbyrd

03 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade
04 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott
05 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brendas
06 – New Haven, Conn. @ Café Nine
07 – South Burlington, Va. @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
11 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Buffalo Iron Works^
12 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern^
13 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Pyramid Scheme+
14 – Kalamazoo, Mich. @ Bell’s Eccentric café – Back Room+
15 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Hi-Hi+
17 – Davenport, Iowa @ Redstone Room+
18 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Hideout+
19 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club+
20 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Dakota Tavern+
21 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Dakota Tavern+

18 – Gulf Shores, Ala. @ Hangout Music Festival

( * – co-headline with The Nude Party)
( # – with The Weeks)
( ^ – with Marco Benevento)
( + – co-headline with The Go Rounds)