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Caroline Kingsbury Shares “Massive Escape” Video Via Under The Radar

Caroline Kingsbury Shares “Massive Escape” Video
Via Under The Radar

Heaven’s Just A Flight Out April 16th On Fortune Tellers

“Opening with a yelp, splashy ‘80s guitar tone, and towering percussion, Kingsbury’s impassioned plea on “Massive Escape” is her most arresting yet.”
– Under The Radar

“An apt soundtrack to the feelings of regret at squandering our free time”
– FLOOD

“”Fall in Love” is widescreen dreampop with an emphasis on pop”
– BrooklynVegan

“Serious vintage new-wave meets power-pop vibes”
– mxdwn

“Incredibly emotional and personal”
– Gay Times

“Throughout, the voice of the artist is roaring, strong and energetic. As in her previous works “In my Brain” and “Breaking Apart”, Caroline’s personality and timbre remain the absolute protagonists of her music. “
– Atwood

“Fall in Love” pairs soaring synths with dynamic vocals and a catchy chorus. Minh Pham directs the neon-lit music video, which comes complete with big hair flips, solo dance sessions and Kingsbury’s emotional performance.”
– Cool Hunting

“Massive Escape” (Official Video)

Today, Caroline Kingsbury shares her track “Massive Escape” alongside the music video. Under The Radar premiered the song and video, praising how “the hooks entice, the instrumentation dazzles, and the emotions overwhelm.”

“A 100% real narrative account of a drunk heartbroken night,” reflects Kingsbury. “Wrote this song sitting at the bar where my ex used to go. I walked there from an awkward hookup, drank two shots of tequila and a beer while watching a plane crash into someone’s house in LA on the news. Turns out it was the exact metaphor I needed to describe how I was feeling.” 

Discussing the music video, Kingsbury says “The video depicts the greatest massive escape to ever occur….Escaping from earth. I am somehow the alien and a person on earth at the same time.”

This Caroline Kingsbury record is so close to a massive pop album, the kind you hear out on Republic Records with hundreds of thousands of dollars sunk into it so that it blasts out your speakers absolutely perfectly, the kind of inescapable music you hear taking over the airwaves and internet. And yet, it’s something else entirely. It’s the story of a young artist begging, borrowing and stealing to just get her voice heard, and of all the desperation and hard days cutting through. With each song you can actually hear a young kid who moved from Florida writing in her bedroom and starting out on her own in her cheap Hollywood apartment. You are right alongside her chasing those massive pop sounds, going to work day after day at the local grocery, and going on tour with a band for the first time. Feel her tenacity waver as she gets stuck in a sleazy contract, as her agent leaves her, and as her first serious relationship falls apart. The record lands in this strange place that is really like the sound of our own dreams. It takes you right there with her. It’s not so shiny, not so escapist anymore. Sometimes it’s really hard. Sometimes it’s broken. Sometimes dreams don’t come true but we keep trying.

Entitled Heaven’s Just a Flightit’s the story of a queer artist from a religious family coming out to the world, meeting her girlfriend, finding her people and her place. It’s the story of her older brother’s battle with cancer, his sudden passing just as she arrives home from her first national tour, just as she’s set to release her first single. The music is bursting at its seams. You feel her story, her experience. It’s the sound of a really big voice in a small world.

Heaven’s Just a Flight is the first release from Fortune Tellers, a label founded by Peter Matthew Bauer of the Walkmen with several more to come in the following months. Last year, Caroline self released a few of these songs, opened forChai, Aurora, Miya Folick and wenton a US tour with Alex Lahey. Her music was also featured on the Netflix show“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” Up until now, she’d always gone under the name “Kingsbury.” She has elected to shift her artist name to the full “Caroline Kingsbury” for the new record, deciding that, in these times, it was important to show exactly who you are-every side of you – “not just a fantasy of who you might become.”

HEAVEN’S JUST A FLIGHT 
 TRACKLISTING

01. Power
02. Fall In Love
03. Breaking Apart
04. Massive Escape
05.16
06. U Take It Back
07. Kissing Someone Else
08. Ending of Love
09. Give Me A Sign
10. Lose
11. In My Brain
12. Dreams, for You
13. Heaven’s Just A Flight
14. My Brother’s Voice
15. Hero
16. Funeral

Heaven’s Just A Flight Out April 16th On Fortune Tellers

Starting On: April 16, 2021

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