Caroline Rose Would Really Like it if You “Tell Me What You Want” on New Single and Video — Announces Tour and Short Film for New Album “The Art of Forgetting”

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With just days left before the release of their album, The Art of Forgetting, Caroline Rose has dropped another sneak peek into the album’s accompanying short on the music video for “Tell Me What You Want.” In similar spirits to the other singles released thus far, the singer-songwriter offers a loose, freewheeling take on the typical breakup song. Through the confrontational and frank lyrics, “Tell Me What You Want” is sure to help you lose yourself in the face of undecided feelings and embrace a devil-may-care attitude ahead of Rose’s planned North America tour.


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From the get-go, the sole acoustic guitar switches into a manic electric guitar matching Rose’s carefree energy. When speaking about the song’s inception, Rose said, “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.” That point couldn’t be better exemplified than the lyrics, which read like sketches in a journal rather than the lines to an indie track. You can tell Rose is grasping for some sense of resolution. But that honest look into their thought process is revealing in a way not commonly seen in other indie-pop musicians.


In a continuation of the previously released “Miami” music video and the second in a planned short film set to release this week, the music video for “Tell Me What You Want” perfectly captures the unbalanced attitude of the lyrics. Beginning with Rose drunk and alone in a bar, they go through multiple stumbling tribulations that range from dancing frantically in the midst of slow-dancing couples to falling into a public pool after hours. Despite the antics of Rose, the video was shot in one take with clever edits and seamless transitions. And though the song embodies how tumultuous a breakup can get, Rose clearly shows a fully developed vision for her music. If anything, The Art of Forgetting should prove a penchant for creative thinking and a step forward in Rose’s catalog based on “Tell Me What You Want.”

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Words: David Sosa

“Tell Me What You Want” by Carolin Rose is available on all streaming services. For tickets to her North America tour, including shows in LA and Pioneertown, you can get them here. Visit Rose on Instagram, Twitter, and their website for more info on the upcoming short film and album The Art of Forgetting.

North America Tour

Fri. March 31 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Arthur Zankel Music Center

Sat. April 1 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus

Tue. April 4 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

Wed. April 5 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

Thu. April 6 – Boston, MA @ Royale

Sat. April 8 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern – SOLD OUT

Sun. April 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre

Tue. April 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Wed. April 12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Fri. April 14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Sat. April 15 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall

Sun. April 16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

Tue. April 18 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

Wed. April 19 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl

Fri. April 21 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall – SOLD OUT

Sat. April 22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom

Sun. April 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

Tue. April 25 – Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre

Fri. April 28 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

Sat. April 29 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

Wed. May 3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

Fri. May 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

Sat. May 6 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s