The Nashville, TN-based singer/songwriter Caitlin Rose will be releasing her sophomore effort, The Stand In on March 5th through ATO Records.  On “I Was Cruel,” the first single from her forthcoming album, her sound manages to balance the tightrope of poppier modern country and old country – if you know anything about country (and i admittedly enjoy some  country myself). the track should sound warmly familiar. 

What I love about this track is that Rose has a lovely voice that manages to convey hurt, tenderness and regret simultaneously and in an effortless fashion.