Caitlin Rose is in the midst of her third trip to the U.K., and it seems that each new day on this run bears more exciting news from her camp. Over the course of the last week, we've learned of sold-out shows in London, Birmingham and Brighton — all of which Rose headlined — as well as a myriad of positive press from the U.K.'s biggest publications. Today, Drowned in Sound debuted Rose's new video for "Shanghai Cigarettes," which was filmed by Kevin Doyle and our very own Seth Graves, who also pulled directing and editing duties. A duet with local Rayland Baxter, the song is the second single from her debut LP, Our Own Side, currently only available as an import. Rose's manager, Aaron Hartley, assures us that a U.S. release date will be announced very soon.
A little over a month ago, Drowned in Sound also had Rose provide some context for each track on Our Own Side. Here's what she had to say about "Shanghai Cigarettes":
I had writer's block for a year, coincidentally, I was seeing someone at the time. When he stopped seeing me I wrote 'Shanghai Cigarettes'. God bless him. The asshole that he is. For the record, I decided to amp it up. It's easy to get tired of playing a song all sappy all the time when you know there's more to it than that. The full band recording has that Tom Petty feel that I always intended for it, but was too much of a sadsack to attempt before. Rayland's vocal adds something really special. I'm a big fan of duets so it just made sense to bring him in on it.