It takes a leap of faith—or just plain ol’ guts—to leave a potential career as a new degree-holder in architecture in order to hit the road as a solo musician. But that’s what singer-songwriter Caroline Rose has done. That journey is reflected, albeit lightheartedly, in the video for Rose’s new song, “I Will Not Be Afraid.” The title track from her upcoming album, the tune is twangy, rootsy, and as unapologetically upbeat as its name. And the video doesn’t pull any punches in the happiness department; comprising a mock audition for American Idol, it’s basically an opportunity for Rose to goof off, dance silly, and show how little fear she truly seems to have.
I Will Not Be Afraid will be released August 19 via Little Hi! Records/Thirty Tigers.
Caroline Rose tour 2014
July 13—Baby’s All Right—Brooklyn, New York
July 23—The Press Room—Portsmouth, New Hampshire
July 24—Club Passim—Cambridge, Massachusetts
August 14—Philadelphia Folk Festival—Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
August 20—Joe’s Pub—New York, New York
August 22—Narrows Center For The Arts—Fall River, Massachusetts
August 23—Woodchuck Cidery—Middlebury, Vermont
September 13—Grand Point North Festival—Burlington, Vermont