Caroline Rose is a queer feminist musician blessed with both an ear for black humour and a voracious music appetite, which she regurgitates in new ways in her own music. She released an album in 2014, but she's distancing herself from it: “I needed to get more personal, more aggressive. more humorous and more sonically diverse than my older material,” she says. Later this year she will release a new album called LONER, at the end of a three year process in which she basically inverted her life, getting out, being active and accepting herself, resulting in an album "as much inspired by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as it was late 70s punk.” She calls this amalgamation of influences "Schizodrift."

Today she has released 'Getting To Me', a song in which her manic personality is starting to show some wear and tear - although you wouldn't necessarily know from the lighthearted melodies, plucked strings and carefree surf-rock guitars. In amidst the deft instrumentation drift Rose's words, describing the slow but sudden oncoming of an emotional breakdown, from noticing the small details in the mundane, shifting into the realisation that you just don't know what the fuck is going on. She sends the song sailing into the glorious classic pop chorus that harkens back to the golden age of radio, but held down by the weight of reality as she admits "I think it might be finally getting to me."

Check out 'Getting To Me' below.

More news about the UK release and tour around LONER is forthcoming. For now follow Caroline Rose on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.