31 October, 2019Print
Caroline Vreeland To Release Debut Album ‘Notes on Sex and Wine’The multi-faceted musician and fashion darling is set to unleash a decadent collection of songs in 2020
First single and video “Stay Drunk With Me” out now — stream now via Billboard
(New York, NY): Today, multi-faceted singer-songwriter and fashion darling Caroline Vreeland announces her debut album ‘Notes on Sex and Wine.’ Channeling femme fatales like Patsy Cline and Amy Winehouse while adding a sweltering indie-pop twist, the record sees the emerging chanteuse carving out a place for herself as something more than a prominent haute couture muse.
“Stay Drunk With Me” is a Bacchic hymn and an exploration of ideal love set to the tune of an upright bass and minimalistic pop production. “It’s a little bit heavy for me that I’m putting out a body of work that’s addressing how much I drink...I had this whole feeling about Bacchus, and I thought about who Bacchus is to me,'' says Caroline on making the track. “I would sit at home in Miami (where I had moved for my man) and I felt very alone. My wine was my only ally. ‘Stay Drunk With Me’ is the concept of okay, we’re going to start drinking at lunch and keep going—stay drunk with me, stay up with me, stay with me.”
Watch the video for “Stay Drunk With Me” via Billboard: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8541751/caroline-vreeland-stay-drunk-with-me-video
The elaborately-shot accompanying video, filmed in a villa in Los Angeles that was once owned by Cher and Marilyn Monroe, Caroline Vreeland acts as master of ceremonies to a slew of drunken celebrants in this Fellini-inspired clip. “We drew our inspiration from Caroline's love and fascination with Dionysus, God of Wine and the Dionysus Mysteries...the film abstractly follows her on the evening of ritual ecstacy where she and her followers use wine to remove inhibitions and social constraints,” says Director Emanuelle Pickett. “These rituals provided liberation for the marginalized, which at the time was mostly women. Caroline, like Dionysus, is a liberator for women; by example, she inspires us all to be strong and independent, to speak up, be free, to love and to make love to ourselves."
‘Notes on Sex and Wine’ is an invitation into bacchanalia from the mind of one of our generation’s last true jet-setters. Caroline Vreeland proves she has a true sense of pleasure and a sharp musician’s ear on an enviable debut that veers between spell-binding pop juggernauts (“Madonna Whore”, “Love Is Here”) to more subdued moments of sensuality with rock and jazz elements (“Stay Drunk With Me”, “Broken In”). ‘Notes on Sex and Wine’ is a declaration of independence written after the end of a two-year relationship, the diamond-encrusted confessional of a bicoastal party girl with a classic novel in one hand and a glass of red wine in the other, and proof positive that this diva is an artist with range and a style all her own.