Californian singer-songwriter Angelica Rockne has released “White Cadillac” today, the second single from her upcoming album ‘The Rose Society’, out 5th May via Loose.
Rockne describes the shimmering track as “a story about young love in all its passion and volatility. There’s a desire to escape, to find inner freedom out under a clear sky, somewhere no one else would care to be, a place to just exist and release the burden of trying to be a better human being. There’s a crossroads here—to resign and claim defeat, or to surrender to the present circumstance of unknowns.”
Angelica Rockne will release her second album ‘The Rose Society’ on 5th May 2023. Released back in 2017, Rockne’s stunning debut ‘Queen Of San Antonio‘ led to LA Weekly heralding her as Best Country Singer of 2019. Closer to home, Rockne has already come to the attention of Uncut Magazine who made her debut album one of their Americana Albums of The Month and have just featured the opening track of her new album on Volume 6 of their iconic and influential Sounds Of The New West series of covermount CDs.
Now, Sitting amongst the orchards of Corralitos, California, Angelica Rockne reflects on the recent past. Her forthcoming album, ‘The Rose Society’, has been in a process of distillation for five years now. “It sounds like a lifetime, but really it’s been equally ephemeral as it has been eternal.” The album was self-produced, with Oz Fritz at the helm. Rockne called upon longtime collaborators Jason Cirimele on guitar and bass, Cody Rhodes on drums and percussion, and a new friend, Patrick McGee, on piano and organ. The band referenced everything from Ethiopian jazz to Stravinsky, back to folk standards and iconic rock like Harry Nilsson’s ‘Pussy Cats’, produced by John Lennon. The arrangements have a fluidity to them, the music lives comfortably within the spaciousness – on top of a desert mesa or pastoral lands untarnished by man. They recorded in a small studio in Nevada City, California in June, 2021. Rockne continued to sculpt the material for eight more months before developing a strategy for string arrangements with Scott McDowell, Graham Patzner, and Lewis Patzner at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco.
‘The Rose Society’ will be released on 5th May on LP, CD and digitally on Loose. Pre-order here.