May 24, 2011

Caitlin Rose - "Shanghai Cigarettes"

On "Shanghai Cigarettes," a pack of smokes is all that's left of a relationship gone bad and Nashville songwriter Caitlin Rose is ready to call it quits, burning "it down to the filter 'til it burned my throat." Just under 4 minutes, the song features a fun country narrative over an uptempo and irresistible rock & roll combination of loose fiery guitar solos and handclaps. Music's in Rose's blood: her mother is Liz Rose, a songwriter who's written a handful of hits for Taylor Swift. But Caitlin Rose's 11-track debut Own Side Now, released earlier this year, has a much more tasteful and low-key sound than your average pop record. The instrumentation is all your traditional country and rock fare—acoustic guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, electric piano—and it's the perfect pairing for Rose's songwriting style—classic.

Caitlin Rose - "Shanghai Cigarettes" (from Own Side Now)
Caitlin Rose - "Own Side" (Daytrotter)

Caitlin Rose

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