A lonely rodeo clown might be the saddest thing the world, which is fitting of a song that declares "you look like you've been to breakfast at the heartbreak hotel". That and this here rodeo clown is all dressed up with nowhere to go. The good news is this is a wonderful little video for a crafty rendition of a song originally performed by Alex Turner for the movie Submarine. Turner later fleshed it out in full for Arctic Monkeys' latest, Suck It and See. Caitlin's twangy take is yet another ode to the tunes' chameleon-like character.
Nashvilles Caitlin Rose first appeared on the radar of music critics this year with the release of her widely praised debut full-length Own Side Now. Rarely does an artist display this level of uninhibited honestly and vulnerability in their writing; the fact that this wisdom is found at the start of Roses career promises that shes not going away anytime soon. Drawing inspiration from female greats like Linda Ronstadt, Patsy Cline and Stevie Nicks, Own Side Now is an exquisite collection, showcasing a maturity in songwriting that few possess at such a young age.
Although steeped in the country tradition, Caitlins music is not constrained by that heritage. Her confessional style and wry observations place her very much in the 21st Century, but the heart-wrenching honesty, lyrical prowess and dexterous lyrical delivery found in her music sets Rose apart from her peers.
Co-produced by Mark Nevers (Lambchop, Will Oldham & Andrew Bird), Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle) and Rose at the Beech House in Nashville, Own Side Now establishes Caitlin Roses diverse talent as the real thing with every song, she seems to be singlehandedly breathing new life into a long tradition of American music. Her modern take on universal themes such as love and relationships provide the listener with a unique insight into a world where she seems wise beyond her years.