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Album review: “The In Between” by Khloe Rose

Graphic with a silhouette of a singer, surrounded by a large microphone and a music note. Behind her is a yellow to blue gradient and words on top saying Album Review: The In Between by Khloe Rose
Caitlyn Feay
Graphic with a silhouette of a singer, surrounded by a large microphone and a music note. Behind her is a yellow to blue gradient and words on top saying “Album Review: ‘The In Between’ by Khloe Rose”

While scrolling through new music I saw a magical album cover. Beautiful shades of blue with a calming background behind the star singer, Khloe Rose. 

Rose’s debut album, released Aug. 18, is pretty short, with only seven songs lasting for 23 minutes, but the quality of the music is why this album is amazing. Each song has amazing qualities which really show the power of Rose’s abilities in surprise, range, and impressive songwriting. 

As of this writing, Rose has 1,834,848 monthly listeners on Spotify. She started releasing singles in April of 2023, which then were re-released in the album.

My most favorite song out of this album would be “fictional” because the song as a whole really surprised me. I assumed it was going to be a regular breakup song, especially when starting with lyrics saying “Well, I guess the third time’s not a charm, nursing a three times broken heart, and down the rabbit hole again.” This made me expect that she is going to end up singing another basic song but she changed it for the better. 

Rose, though, instead takes the song into a turn when she sings, “I get let down by both the bad boys and the nice guys. I’m tired of giving more than I receive, so I’ll just stick to the boys who don’t know me.” It ends up being a more powerful heartbreaking song. 

In Rose’s song “Permanently Bruised” her artistic range shines bright in this piece, especially when she is so low starting the chorus, but then jumps into her high singing voice almost immediately after. This really showed me that she has strong emotions about this. 

In “Like You Do” has a wonderful beat that makes it energizing but still has prominent messages throughout. In the middle of the song she has a self monologue which shows some important thoughts she has had to herself. “And, to little me I’d tell her, ‘Wait for it you’re not the only damaged kid who just can’t seem to catch a break you’ll find that peace of mind one day’”

Khloe Rose is now my new favorite artist. Her genre is directly pop, so if you like artists like Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo and Jenna Raine, Rose is the perfect artist for you. 

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Caitlyn Feay, Staff Writer, Editor
Caitlyn Feay is a junior and this is her third year in journalism. Caitlyn is also an editor. Outside of school, Caitlyn is in our High School treble choir. She enjoys playing and watching many sports. She plans on attending college to study either sports journalism or hospitality. Caitlyn would describe herself as geeky or preppy, which sums up her style well. She is excited to write more sports related content this year.

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