Caroline Rose

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Caroline Rose
Caroline Rose in Brooklyn, NY 8-2-2018.jpeg
Rose performs in Brooklyn, NY in 2018.
Background information
Birth nameCaroline Elizabeth Rose
Born (1989-10-19) October 19, 1989 (age 29)
Long Island, New York
OriginBurlington, Vermont, United States
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboard
Years active2012–present
LabelsNew West

Caroline Elizabeth Rose[1] (born 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. After releasing two records of folk and country-inspired music, she signed to New West Records and released a critically acclaimed pop-rock album, Loner.


Born in 1989 in Long Island, Rose grew up in Center Moriches, New York.[2][3] The daughter of two artists, Rose began writing songs and poems at age 13.[4] Rose attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she graduated in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in architecture.[5][6]

In 2012, a 22-year-old Caroline Rose and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jer Coons launched a Kickstarter to fund the production of a Rose's first album, America Religious. The campaign exceeded its goal of $8000, eventually raising $10,115.[7] The album, blending American folk music, country, and rockabilly styles was self-published later that year. Two years later, Rose released her first nationally distributed album, I Will Not Be Afraid on Little Hi! Records. Like the first album, it was produced with Jer Coons and featured music in a variety of Americana musical styles, including two songs previously released on America Religious.[8]

Frustrated with the limitations of genre convention, Rose began to work on a set of new material that would broaden her sound, a process that would involve three years of writing and recording, and multiple personnel changes before publicly releasing new material. The change in musical direction also meant finding a new label to publish her work, eventually signing with New West Records.[9] The new album, Loner, was co-produced by Rose and Paul Butler[10], and represented a radical shift away from the musical style of her previous work, blending pop and alternative rock elements, and incorporating prominent synthesizers throughout. Notably, this album also saw a change in lyrical tone, incorporating a number of overtly humorous, sarcastic, and satirical songs.[11] Although Rose played most of the instruments on the album, she formed a new band to perform on tour.


Studio Albums[edit]

  • America Religious (2012)
  • I Will Not Be Afraid (2014)
  • Loner (2018)


  1. ^ ACE Repertory search
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "Caroline Rose Biography". Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Hallenbeck, Brent (September 11, 2014). "Caroline Rose ready to blossom". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "Val's Chat with artist Caroline Rose - valslist".
  5. ^ Chiang-Waren, Xian (April 11, 2013). "Jer Coons launching debut album with musical partner". Addison County Independent. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  6. ^ One Hundred and Thirty-Third Annual Commencement, Friday, May 27, 2011, Wellesley College, 2011, p. 8
  7. ^ "Caroline Rose and Jer Coons Make A Record!". Kickstarter.
  8. ^ "Review: Caroline Rose — 'I Will Not Be Afraid'". 19 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Caroline Rose Would Like You to Think About How Dumb Money Is". 6 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Meet the Many Sides of Caroline Rose on LONER".
  11. ^ "Interview: Caroline Rose talks tour, change, inspiration from Radiohead's 'garbage album'".

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