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Track Premiere: Carol’s “Changed To Survive”


Carolyn Flaherty, who records under the simple moniker Carol, makes music inspired by the chaos of your early 20s and the joy that comes along with the pain of growth. Her latest single, “Changed To Survive,” tows the line between Adrienne Lenker and Vashiti Bunyan. Flaherty’s soaring, quivering falsetto rides atop acoustic plucking and gentle string arrangements that undulate beneath her subtle harmonies. 

The striking, truthful lyricism that defines the song takes cues from field demos, river eels, and the challenges of young adulthood. Produced by Ruben Radlauer and Jack Wetmore, musicians behind underground favorites Dirt Buyer and Model/Actriz, the single’s dynamic minimalism allows room for the emotion in its songwriting to hit you like a truck. “Changed To Survive” is out April 1st courtesy of Disposable America, and it precedes the EP SOILED, which is out May 14th!

All proceeds from the track will be donated to Futures Without Violence. SOILED is available for pre-order here

Ted Davis
Ted Davis is Music Editor of Merry-Go-Round Magazine, as well as a musician, and DJ from Virginia currently living in Northeast Los Angeles. He has put out work with the band Helanovela and on his own as DJ STEPDAD and Silk Gloves. He has performed with a number of artists including Dumbo Gets Mad and Blondie (long story).

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