Shaky Knees Music Festival 2018: A Conversation With Frankie Rose

first_img4:47 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List What do the bands Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls and Crystal Stilts have in common? Frankie Rose.After putting in a few years with these bands, Frankie Rose decided to go solo. The result has been a departure from the genres of her previous groups, into more moody and ethereal indie-pop anthems. Going solo gave her that freedom.“I think that when you’re in a band – which I love, I love a collaboration –  it’s definitely a marriage,” Rose said. “You have to make room for collaboration and other peoples’ ideas. But when it’s just you by yourself, you can do whatever you want.”But being a solo artist also has its challenges.“It’s just you, so you’re responsible for everything that happens and every decision that gets made, and that’s kind of a lot,” she explained. “It’s nice to be able to share it with other people. You know, if something goes great or bad, you’re not alone.”While Rose appreciates both forms of musical creation, she has continued to expand on her solo career with her latest album, entitled “Cage Tropical.” Released last fall, the new album is full of retro synths and dreamy, lamenting vocals.And this prompted her to tour again, which brought her to Shaky Knees this year. It was her first time performing at the Atlanta festival, which she quickly grew to like thanks to the benefits of its location at Atlanta’s Central Park.“It’s a wonderful festival! I think it’s great,” Rose said. “The location is amazing. I feel like a lot of festivals, there’s no shade, a lot of times, so you’re just baking in the sun. But this is beautiful, there’s trees and grass and places you can run away to if you want to. It’s nice!” Theatre Emory’s ‘Labzik: Tales Of A Clever Pup’ Described As The Yiddish Version Of Lassie Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings Sharelast_img read more