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Caitlin Rose announces first new album in nine years with lead single "Black Obsidian"

24 August 2022, 14:01 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Caitlin Rose is back with news of her first new album in nine years CAZIMI, and has released "Black Obsidian" as the lead outing.

"Black Obsidian" is Rose's first new material since releasing the deluxe 10th anniversary edition of Own Side Now in 2021 with two bonus tracks.

"I think it's common for people to fall into or back into difficult relationships after great personal setbacks," Rose explains of the new song. "They can give you a kind of escape from yourself. It gives you this mostly impossible puzzle of trying to figure out what it is the other person is missing, what you could give them to make them whole, then depriving yourself of it in the process. It’s projection for the sake of purpose, loving someone knowing that
they will always disappoint you. Because wouldn't you want them to do the same?"

CAZIMI will follow 2013's The Stand-In. According to a press release, the title is the "astrological term for when a planet is in such close proximity
to the sun that it’s considered to be in the heart of it".

Rose says of the album, "I was never prepared to take on everything that happened to me in my early twenties. Being all of a sudden thrust into spotlights that I had little business being under was rarely empowering, often more so debilitating, and being in the rush of it all, I never could quite catch up. I was living that 'combust to the sun' narrative and the burnout was inevitable."


  1. Carried Away
  2. Modern Dancing
  3. Getting It Right
  4. Nobody’s Sweetheart
  5. Lil’ Vesta
  6. Black Obsidian
  7. How Far Away
  8. Blameless
  9. Gemini Moon
  10. Holdin'
  11. All Right (Baby’s Got A Way)
  12. Only Lies

"Black Obsidian" is out now. Caitlin Rose's CAZIMI album will be released on 18 November via names, and is available to pre-order now.

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