On American musician Caroline Rose’s latest album Superstar, she crafts a story centered around a brazenly confident anti-hero that plays out like a film with a beginning, middle, and an open ending.


 
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EPISODE WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY JULIAN MARTLEW
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photo by Kayl Cooper

If there’s one thing that hit shows like Sopranos and Breaking Bad have taught us, it’s that we love an anti-hero. On American musician Caroline Rose’s latest album Superstar, she crafts a story centered around a brazenly confident anti-hero that plays out like a film with a beginning, middle, and an open ending.

For Live on KEXP, Troy Nelson breaks down the thematic elements of the record, offering tidbits of background on the glamorous Chateau Marmont, the scene for which the album is initially set, as well as diving into Rose’s progression from folk/Americana to the poppier Superstar and how he ended up with a cardboard cutout of Rose in his basement.

Recorded 10/08/2020

  1. Do You Think We’ll Last Forever?
  2. Feel The Way I Want
  3. More of the Same
  4. To Die Today
  5. Soma

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