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Caroline Rose has released her latest music video “Bikini”—the fourth in a line of music videos accompanying Rose’s 2018 album LONER.

The second of the four music videos to be directed by Rose, the first being “Soul No. 5,” “Bikini” plays with the theme of female objectification.

“A lot of my aesthetic tends to be very tongue-in-cheek, so I wanted to take a serious subject, in this case misogyny, and just sort of turn it around to laugh at it. I think satire can be used as an incredible tool to take the power away from the powerful when necessary,” Rose said.

The video is based around game shows like The Price Is Right and TV performances from the ‘60s and ‘70s, and it incorporates brightly colored backgrounds and bikinis. Diverging from the image of models with idealized bodies, the video aims for body positivity in its cast of bikini-donning women. Rose, who is influenced by film, particularly cites Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar as a source of inspiration in the making of her music video. Similar to Almodóvar’s use of visuals, Rose emphasizes the absurdism of a realistic situation through her visual choices; the garish makeup and stiff, programmed movements of the models tie them more closely to animated mannequins on display rather than women. The end of the video sees a change in energy with these women breaking out of their tightly orchestrated movements.

Fans have the opportunity to see Rose outside of the screen on tour with several dates being added to her previously announced June tour. She will also be touring Europe and the U.K. in July, and will be supporting Rainbow Kitten Surprise on tour in September.

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Watch her video for “Bikini” below and check out tour dates further down.

Caroline Rose Tour Dates:

May

18 – Gulf Shores, Ala. @ Hangout Music Festival
20 – Birmingham, Ala. @ The Saturn
21 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Open Chord Music
24 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer ^
30 – Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage ^

June

01 – Nelsonville, Ohio @ Nelsonville Music Festival
02 – Toledo, Ohio @ Maple and Main Festival
04 – Davenport, Iowa @ Redstone Room
06 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
07 – Omaha, Neb. @ Reverb Lounge
08 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge
09 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge
12 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Sunset
13 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
15 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Rickshaw Shop
16 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Moroccan Lounge
21 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s Jr.
22 – Dallas, Texas @ The Rustic
23 – Houston, Texas @ The White Oak Music Hall
25 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Knuckleheads
26 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Old Rock House
27 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Summerfest
30 – Woodstock, N.Y. @ The Colony $

July

05 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
06 – Paris, France @ Espace B
07 – Belfort, France @ Eurockennees Festival
09 – Brighton, U.K. @ The Prince Albert
11 – Manchester, U.K. @ Gullivers
12 – London, U.K. @ The Victoria
14 – Bern, Switzerland @ Gurtenfestival
19 – Benicássim, Spain @ Festival Internacional de Benicassim
20 – San Sebastian, Spain @ Dabadaba
21 – Fitero, Spain @ Barranco Festival

August

02 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Elsewhere
03 – Portland, Maine @ State Theater %

September

15-16 – Burlington, Vt. @ Grand Point North Festival
19 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Abilene Bar and Lounge
20 – Lancaster, Pa. @ Tello 360
21 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Grey Eagle
22-23 – Franklin, Tenn. @ Pilgrimage Festival
24 – Charlottesville, Va. @ The Jefferson *
25 – Norfolk, Va. @ Norva Theater *
27 – Richmond, Va. @ The National *
28 – Port Chester, N.Y. @ The Capitol Theatre *
29 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head *

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October

01 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom *
02 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre *
06 – Providence, R.I. @ The Strand *
08 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls *
11 – Lexington, Ky. @ Manchester Music Hall *
12 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart’s *
13 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Deluxe at Old National Centre *
15 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Elevation at The Intersection *
17 – Bloomington, Ill. @ The Castle Theater *
20 – Fayetteville, Ark. @ George’s Majestic Lounge *
21 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom *
23 – Oxford, Miss. @ Lyric Theatre *

(^ = with Maggie Rogers)
($ = with Mitski)
(% = with Guster)
(* = with Rainbow Kitten Surprise)



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