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Caroline Rose Gets Lost in Suburbia in ‘Jeannie Becomes a Mom’ Video

NYC singer-songwriter co-stars in music video for the latest single from her 2018 LP, ‘Loner’

New York City’s Caroline Rose took her songwriting to a new level of wit and heart with Loner, the album she released in February. It’s full of deftly drawn characters, like the numbingly normal partygoers in “More of the Same” or the comically exaggerated versions of Rose herself in “Money” and “Soul No. 5.” One of her best creations is the lost suburbanite in “Jeannie Becomes a Mom,” drifting through the cul-de-sacs outside Topeka, Kansas in search of her dream life.

In the new music video for “Jeannie Becomes a Mom,” that story comes to life. We see Jeannie (played by actress Abby Pierce) moving into a new home with her husband and wrestling with the mixed feelings that follow. Rose leads a moving-van crew in matching jumpsuits through a goofy synchronized dance routine, like a Greek chorus for this suburban drama. There’s a dramatic crisis involving a rainbow Jell-O cake. It’s funny and a little sad, a mix of moods that Rose excels at.

The music video was directed by Amanda Speva, with creative direction by Rose and Speva. “Jeannie was really my first foray into making really fun, sort of weird pop music,” Rose says in a press release. “It felt like a relief making something that still told a serious story but tasted like candy to my ears.”

Rose is currently touring the U.S. (see below for upcoming dates). Speaking with Rolling Stone earlier this year, she said she hoped to keep working on new music while she’s on the road. “That’s the beauty of a good pop song,” she said then. “You can be talking about something serious, but it makes people feel good.”

Caroline Rose tour dates:

Wednesday, October 17th – Bloomington, Illinois @ The Castle Theater *
Friday, October 19th – St. Louis @ The Pageant *
Saturday, October 20th – Fayetteville, Arkansas @ George’s Majestic Lounge *
Sunday, October 21st – Tulsa, Oklahoma @ Cain’s Ballroom *
Tuesday, October 23rd – Oxford, Mississippi @ Lyric Theatre *
Thursday, October 25th – Knoxville, Tennessee @ The Open Chord
Thursday, November 1st – Cambridge, Massachusetts @ The Sinclair
Friday, November 2nd – Hamden, Connecticut@ Space Ballroom
Saturday, November 3rd – New York City @ Bowery Ballroom
Tuesday, November 6th – Toronto @ Velvet Underground
Wednesday, November 7th — Ferndale, Michigan @ The Loving Touch
Thursday, November 8th – Chicago @ Lincoln Hall
Friday, November 9th – Iowa City, Iowa @ The Mill
Saturday, November 10th – St. Paul, Minnesota @ Turf Club
Tuesday, November 13th – Louisville, Kentucky @ Zanzabar
Wednesday, November 14th – Columbus, Ohio @ Rumba Cafe
Thursday, November 16th – Philadelphia @ Underground Arts
Friday, November 17th – Washington, D.C. @ Miracle Theatre

* = with Rainbow Kitten Surprise

 

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