Caroline Rose Releases S&M Love Song “Freak Like Me”

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Caroline Rose Releases S&M Love Song “Freak Like Me”

American singer-songwriter Caroline Rose has found love and, apparently, they’re freaky, just like her.

Rose shared her latest single “Freak Like Me” Tuesday, the second single to be released from her forthcoming album Superstar, set for release on March 6 via New West Records.

The track is sultry and whimsical, with the echoing sound of the piano and Rose’s low, raspy voice entering the track with, “My love is a bad idea.”

In a statement, Rose describes the song as “a S&M-themed love song about falling in love with your dominatrix. The song’s melody is very floral and beautiful. I imagine it as some sort of delicate dress dancing around 17th-century Versailles. I wanted to juxtapose this daintiness with grotesque lyrics. I’ve always wanted to write a pretty song with the word ‘vomit’ in it. Paradoxes are fun.”

Not only does this enchanting and delicate song have the word vomit in the lyrics, but also, over the soft and sweet sounds of the piano, Rose sings, “All I’ve ever needed are some handcuffs and a passenger seat.”

Rose samples Aaron Embry’s ‘“Raven Song” for the track, and she says it “took the song to another level and completed the paradox.”

The artist has also announced a North American tour in support of Superstar. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. local time. Check out all the tour dates and listen to “Freak Like Me” below, along with Rose’s 2013 Daytrotter session.

Caroline Rose Tour Dates:

March
06 – Albany, N.Y. @ The Hollow
07 – Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground
11 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Club Café
12 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Club Café
13 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern
14 – Columbus, Ohio @ Skully’s
25 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
26 – Cambridge, Mass. @ The Sinclair
27 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts
28 – Washington, D..C @ Black Cat

April
01 – Iowa City, Iowa @ Mission Creek Music Festival
02 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall Ballroom
03 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
04 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Hall
24 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
25 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall: Upstairs
26 – Austin, Texas @ Antone’s
28 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa
29 – Oxford, Miss. @ Proud Larry’s
30 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The Basement East

May
01-03 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Festival

June
17 – Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird
18 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ State Room
19 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
20 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
21 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
24 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
26 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
27 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Troubadour