LONER (2018)


An obsession with money, an unfaithful lover, a friend’s accidental pregnancy, misogyny, loneliness, death… This is just some of the lighthearted subject matter that make up LONER––the darkly comedic second album from songwriter/producer Caroline Rose. Armed with an arsenal of new instruments and equipment, an ever-growing sense of “ahhh fuck it,” two years of exploration, and a wicked sense of humor, Rose delivers a set of serious songs wrapped in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito. Because, as Rose puts it, “Sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail.”

"On her self-assured second album, this singer-songwriter uses her mordant wit to confront serious subjects, exorcising trauma with hooks and humor." - Pitchfork (7.6 out of 10)

"Rose has a newly loosed imagination and a flair for exaggerating the absurdities we're living with, and the way she's put them to use is a timely gift.” - NPR Music

“This records has the force of true originality…" - NPR Music

"Caroline Rose sharpens her musical attack along with her wit on her second album” - Rolling Stone

"Loner has a similar draw—it’s a deft blend of rockabilly and synth-pop glossed with a thick coat of soul that is fast, fun, guttural, screaming, smirking.” - Rolling Stone

"On LONER, Rose’s sound has expanded in a zillion directions, each track bursting with ideas and personality.” - Stereogum "Artist to Watch"

“In an era of endless, ear-numbing streams, LONER grabs your chin and commands your eyes.” - Consequence of Sound

“...a bold, kaleidoscopic collection that propels Rose far beyond the fetching rockabilly of her debut” - Consequence of Sound

"Rose’s fine new album LONER finds the New York-based singer-songwriter exploring an entirely new musical aesthetic without sacrificing any of the mischievous spark that coursed through her earlier work. Rose has ditched roots-rock in favor of a punchier, studio-powered pop sound, packed with danceable beats, prominent synths, big choruses and plenty of swagger. She remains unafraid of singing about serious subjects (capitalism, sexism, death, etc.) but on LONER, she delivers it through a bold, candy-colored filter that’s always intriguing and often irresistible." - Paste Magazine

"Rose is a joy to behold . . . LONER whacks the listener swiftly upside the head with our red-clad protagonist's winning charisma, leaving ya dizzy and begging for more.” - Under The Radar (8.5/10)

"Loner has a similar draw—it’s a deft blend of rockabilly and synth-pop glossed with a thick coat of soul that is fast, fun, guttural, screaming, smirking.” - Vinyl Me, Please

“This record has the force of true originality…" - Flood Magazine

"LONER is the pop record that has been surging inside Rose and the urgency and electricity that vibrate from it are enough to confirm: She’s arrived and she’s not going anywhere.” - No Depression


NPR Music – LONER First Listen

NPR Music – Songs We Love: "Getting to Me"

Noisey – "Money" Video Premiere

Rookie Magazine – "Soul No. 5" Video Premiere

ALBUM Accolades

Rolling Stone – "10 New Albums To Stream Now"

Stereogum – "The 101 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018"

Stereogum – "Artist To Watch"

Paste Magazine – "The 10 Best Albums of February 2018"

Paste Magazine – "Favorite Songs of the Week"

Baeble Music – "Song of the Day: 'Money'"


Rolling Stone - "Caroline Rose Is Making Fun of Everything"

Consequence of Sound Track-by-Track

LADYGUNN – Caroline Rose Spotlight

Vinyl Me, Please – "Caroline Rose’s ‘Loner’ And The Art Of Silly Protest"

OUT Magazine – "Caroline Rose is Here to Be Herself, 'Middle Fingers Up & No F*cks Given'"

Nashville Scene – "Meet the Many Sides of Caroline Rose on LONER"

AXS – "Caroline Rose talks tour, change, inspiration from Radiohead’s ‘garbage album’"

album Reviews

PitchforkPaste Magazine, Under The RadarAll Music, Glide Magazine, Flood Magazine, mxdwnNo Depression, Journal Star, Old Rookie, The Revue, Ear Buddy, Immortal Reviews, Northern Transmissions7th Level Music, Atlas and the Anchor, WGBU-FM, The Western Journal, Daily Free PressSound It Out, Hellbound, When It Was Cool, New Noise

SXSW 2018 Reviews

Rolling Stone – "SXSW 2018: 25 Best Country, Americana Shows We Saw"

Vinyl, Me Please – "The Best Shows We Saw At SXSW Music 2018"

Pollstar – "Caroline Rose’s SXSW Diary"

New York Times Fashion Portrait

Do512 Lounge Session – "Bikini"

Austin American-Statesman – "SXSW 2018: So many great moments! Here are a few favorites"

Austin360 – "Caroline Rose rises at SXSW, points feminist anthem at emo fans"

Minneapolis Star-Tribune – "Our critic's favorite acts from Austin's South by Southwest music fest"

tour dates


Press: Pitch Perfect

Jessica Linker –

Management: Project Daybreak

Edward O'Day –

Brad Talley –

Booking: High Road Touring

Frank Riley –

Radio: New West Records

Joel Habbeshaw –