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Caroline Rose Shares New Single “Freak Like Me”, Expands US Tour: Stream

Forthcoming album Superstar arrives in March

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Caroline Rose Freak Like Me Tour Dates
Caroline Rose, photo by Amy Price

    Last month, Caroline Rose announced a new album, Superstar, and shared its first track in “Feel The Way I Want”. Now, the indie artist is back with another single, “Freak Like Me”, along with new US tour dates.

    Today’s offering is one that sonically feels like spring unfolding, with bright, lovely percussive elements and a piano line that wafts easily through the mix. In a surprising bit of contrast, though, these breezy arrangements are paired with more “grotesque” and blunt lyrics. Hear it below.

    In a press statement, Rose explained the different working parts of the track, saying,

     “‘Freak Like Me’ is a S&M-themed love song about falling in love with your dominatrix. The song’s melody is very floral and beautiful. I imagine it as some sort of delicate dress dancing around 17th century Versailles. I wanted to juxtapose this daintiness with grotesque lyrics. I’ve always wanted to write a pretty song with the word ‘vomit’ in it. Paradoxes are fun. I had been wanting to sample Aaron Embry’s “Raven Song” in a beat for the longest time. Then I had this kind of ‘ah ha!’ moment while working on the song on tour. I chopped up the sample, pitched it and it just fit perfectly. It really took the song to another level and completed the paradox.”

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    Superstar hits stores March 6th via New West Records. As for Rose’s new concerts, they’re an expansion of her already loaded spring tour schedule. They include a handful of gigs down the West Coast, as well as dates in Denver, Boise, and Salt Lake City. Check out her updated itinerary ahead, and grab tickets here.

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    Caroline Rose Tour Dates:
    03/06 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow
    03/0 7 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
    03/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
    03/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
    03/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
    03/14 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
    03/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    03/26 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
    03/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    03/28 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    04/01 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Music Festival
    03/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
    04/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    04/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Hall
    04/24 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    04/25 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall: Upstairs
    04/26 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
    04/28 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    04/29 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
    04/30 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
    05/01- 03 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
    06/17 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
    06/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
    06/19 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    06/20 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    06/21 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    06/24 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    06/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    06/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

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