Exclusive: Carolesdaughter Debuts Vulnerable Video for "Sunshine & Roses"

Exclusive: Carolesdaughter Debuts Vulnerable Video for "Sunshine & Roses"

Exclusive: Carolesdaughter Debuts Vulnerable Video for "Sunshine & Roses"

See the burgeoning star's latest project, here!

See the burgeoning star's latest project, here!

Text: Matthew Velasco

With razor-sharp lyrics and infectious melodies that tackle the realities of the everyday, Thea Taylor—known better as carolesdaughter—has been making sonic head-waves in the alt-pop sphere since her debut just two years ago. The youngest of 10 kids growing up in a strict Mormon household, Taylor developed a strong bond with music—an escape that only strengthened throughout the trials and tribulations of adolescence.

Now, off the success of her debut EP please put me in a medically induced coma, Taylor is back with the latest video for her new single "sunshine and roses."

Dark , honest, and undeniably introspective—yet equally as honest and intimate—the black and white video sees Taylor take on the role of a 1950s housewife. Traversing through her home while smoking cigarettes and carrying out mundane tasks, the video hints at Taylor's prior struggles with addiction and the difficulty in overcoming said vices.

'“Sunshine and roses” is a super honest and vulnerable song about a vice. Admitting defeat and admitting that you need help is one of the hardest things someone can do," Taylor explains. "With the vocal performance being very soft and beautiful, I see that represented in some of the video, as well as the darkness and hopelessness shown. The theme is something you can’t give up [that] is destroying you.”

Image Courtesy of Cassidy Skye

Taylor's signature sugary vocals are on display throughout, while the track's catchy hook—“I’m waiting for my sunshine and roses, red as my bloody nose is, this isn’t what I wanted to be”—offers a glimpse into the artist's one-of-a-kind storytelling knack. Concluding with a picturesque frame of the 19-year-old artist  crocheting the words, “could a depressed person make this?” the video is a prime display of the power of personal narratives—and we can't get enough. 

Listen to "sunshine & roses," below!

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