Emerging alt-pop artist Karolina Rose follows up her well-received single “Greytopia” with a dark spin on Shakira’s legendary “Objection”
The Shakira classic is a sexy yet playful story of a tortured love triangle, which is mirrored in the indulgent production of Karolina’s high-class offering helmed by Elliot Jacobson (VÉRITÉ, Allie X, Elle King). Often focusing on deeper perspectives in her music, the quickly-rising indie singer’s compelling twist on “Objection” sounds gloomier than the original, while still brilliantly channelling its sass, empowerment and frustration.
Speaking about her take on “Objection”, Karolina explained: “She’s such a global, iconic superstar and I have loved her songs all my life. I randomly started belting out ‘Objection’ in between a session with my producer Elliot – he then encouraged me to cover the song while putting our own twist on it. We filmed with my friend’s baby to represent motherhood and the Divine Feminine strength. This decision was also intended to be an ode to Shakira, given that she posed with a baby on the iconic artwork for her Oral Fixation, Vol. 1 album.”
Compared to the glittery upbeat rhythms in “Greytopia”, the dusky groove of “Objection” perfectly exhibits Karolina’s versatile, unique brand of ‘noir rose pop’: alluring, seductive and layered – but with a prick of danger. The nomadic artist (her heart is somewhere in between NYC, LA and Europe) has since garnered acclaim from several Hype Machine tastemakers including The Line of Best Fit, Wonky Sensitive, glamglare, Popmuzik, Teases and Dares and AnalogueTrash.
Both “Objection” and “Greytopia” follow the February 2019 release of Karolina’s debut EP INVICTA. Racking up over 150K streams on Spotify alone, the EP merges themes of human strength, courage and determination with vivid, angsty electronic sounds crafted by famed producer Andros Rodriguez (Madonna, Shakira, Florence + The Machine). 2019 also saw Karolina make her Polish primetime television debut, playlisted by over 150 radio stations in the US, plus ink a licensing deal with MTV, E!, Netflix, A&E, TLC, The Discovery Channel and NASCAR as well as a publishing deal with The 411 Music Group, whose clientele include HBO and Fox.
“Objection” is step two in Karolina’s upcoming visual EP project, which will witness the AWAL artist tell a tale of love, loss and healing through four spectacular video experiences. The future is clearly bright for Karolina Rose, a sensational artist unfolding who has the potential to reach the upper echelons of the pop sphere with several more enthralling anthems to come.
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