Well, you've seen the album trailer, and you streamed the whole record — seems like it's just about time for the first official music video from local chanteuse Caitlin Rose's forthcoming full-length The Stand-In, no? The Stand-In is out one week from today, and Rose just debuted the Michael Carter-directed video for her tune "Only a Clown" (co-written with The Jayhawks' Gary Louris) via Billboard.
"I guess [the song]'s about the person who doesn't have any fun at the party, but still sends you a thank you note," Rose tells Billboard's Chuck Dauphin. As for the video itself — much of which appears to be shot on VHS — it features young Ms. Rose finding herself in a bit of trouble thanks to some bad judgment and a purloined disco ball. Various Music City hangouts play a large role in the video, as does Tennessean reporter Bobby Allyn. Hmmm. Interesting. I seem to recall a time when Rose featured Nashville Scene writers in her music videos rather than Tennessean jokers. Whatever.
The Stand-In is out March 5 via ATO Records. Rose will play a release show Saturday, March 9, at Mercy Lounge. More to come on that next week.